Accession Number : AD0759383

Title :   Simulation of Nuclear Bursts at the Surface of Water by the Impaction of Molten Metal Droplets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. (Volume 1),

Corporate Author : URS RESEARCH CO SAN MATEO CA

Personal Author(s) : Kriebel, A. R.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report describes a series of experiments to investigate the feasibility of obtaining an explosive chemical reaction from a molten droplet of aluminum or magnesium impacted on water. None of the tests produced such an explosion, but the test conditions and results add to the available information on the hazards from inadvertent spills and the conditions required to produce a metal-water explosion. The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility of laboratory simulation of a nuclear burst at a water surface by the impaction of a molten metal droplet exploding on contact with water. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   *LIQUID METALS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, WATER ENTRY, ALUMINUM, REACTION KINETICS, SURFACE BURST, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE