Accession Number : AD0801301

Title :   BASE SURGE ANALYSIS - HE TESTS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Young, George A.

Report Date : 20 MAY 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to present a compilation and analysis of data concerning the behavior of the base surge and related surface phenomena produced by underground explosions in the Dugway Tests in Soils and the Operation JANGLE HE Tests. These two sets of data were combined in order to provide a wide range of charge weight and charge depth and to determine some of the effects of soil properties on surface phenomena. The formulas and conclusions presented herein were obtained almost entirely from records of TNT charges weighing from 320 to 320,000 lb fired at scaled depths in dry clay, dry sand, and wet clay.

Descriptors :   (*HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION, DESERT TESTS), (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, DESERT TESTS), TERMINAL BALLISTICS, TNT, CRATERING, SCALE, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, SOIL MECHANICS, BASE PRESSURE, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), BLAST, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, SHOCK WAVES, CLAY, SAND, PENTOLITE, MOISTURE, VELOCITY, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DUST EXPLOSIONS, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE).

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE