Accession Number : AD0775816

Title :   Blast Field Study for Proposed RIA (Rock Island Arsenal) Firing Tunnel.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Apr-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Salsbury,Mark J.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The report covers a blast field study conducted in conjunction with a firing tunnel feasibility investigation. The effort was authorized under a MCA project for expanding the firing facilities at Rock Island Arsenal. Muzzle blast data was collected from 105MM howitzer firings and the near blast field characteristics for larger artillery weapons were predicted by applying scaling techniques. This blast data will be used to determine the structural requirements of a tunnel for test firing various calibar artillery weapons at 0 degrees quadrant elevation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Test facilities, *Firing tests(Ordnance), Weapons, Tunnels, Blast, Pressure, Artillery, Loads(Forces), Overpressure, Shock waves, Muzzle brakes

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE