Accession Number : AD0787640

Title :   The Use of Water Cooling for Protection Against Thermal Radiation from a Nuclear Weapon Detonation,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Donald M. ; Katz,Barry S. ; Demske,David

Report Date : 23 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : This effort is part of a continuing study to find methods of protecting shipboard elements from the combined thermal radiation and airblast effects of a nuclear weapon explosion. This report presents the data from heat transfer experiments to measure the heat transfer rates of a water flow or spray on a heated plate. These data were used to predict the effectiveness of water cooling the exposed aluminum plating on ships which are subjected to a nuclear weapon detonation.

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosions, *Thermal radiation, *Water cooling, *Heat transfer, Nucleate boiling, Heat transfer, Sprays, Cooling, Ship structural components, Weapons effects, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE