Accession Number : AD0908615

Title :   Impedance Mismatch High-Stress Transducer (IMHST).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 71-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Bunker,Robert B. ; Doran,James A.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This report is a summary of the developments and program results. This technique not only has been of extreme benefit in measuring peak pressures into the 200 kbar range but its potential for use at higher ranges is also discussed. This technique has also been a useful tool in providing equation-of-state information for high explosive tests. The principle of operation, its history of use at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, the development and fielding results and future developments and recommendations are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSDUCERS, *STRESSES), (*SHOCK WAVES, MEASUREMENT), (*PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES, STRESSES), CRYSTAL DETECTORS, ZIRCONATES, TITANATES, SOILS, EQUATIONS OF STATE, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIVES, VELOCITY, TEST FACILITIES, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE, ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE