Accession Number : AD0780193

Title :   Multiburst Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Dec 72-31 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Mantrom, David D.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : An experimental program to study shock/fireball interactions is described. Preliminary experiments led to the hypothesis that it is the magnitude of shock-induced circulation within the fireball relative to self-generated circulation which governs the post-shock fireball motion. A scaling of sorts relating the full scale scenarios to the laboratory tests is discussed based upon this circulation argument. Experiments were performed using an open-ended shock tube as the shock generator and helium bubbles in a ten atmosphere air environment as the simulated fireballs. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *NUCLEAR FIREBALL, AIRBURST, SIMULATION, BLAST, OVERPRESSURE, SHOCK TUBES, SCALING FACTOR, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE