Accession Number : AD0864993

Title :   Handec I Free Field Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr-Dec 69,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Blouin, Scott E.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The purpose of HANDEC I was to demonstrate the feasibility of combining the High Explosive Simulation Technique (HEST) with the Direct Induced High Explosive Simulation Technique (DIHEST) to simulate, for the first time, the properly time phased airblast-induced and direct-induced ground motions resulting from a nuclear surface burst. Peak overpressure of the HEST was a nominal 6000 lbs/sq in while the DIHEST was an exact duplicate of the DATEX I experiment. Free field motions were monitored with air pressure, velocity, acceleration and strain transducers. The instrumentation and instrument locations are briefly described along with the test bed geology and layout. All free field data are presented plus integrations of air pressure, velocity and acceleration traces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *ROCK, SHOCK WAVES, SIMULATION, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AIRBURST, MOTION, TERRAIN, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE GAGES, ACCELEROMETERS, MEASUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE