Accession Number : ADA017746

Title :   Computer Predictions for Blast Wave Induced Flow in a Room Shelter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Coulter,George A. ; Kucher,Volodimir B.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 330

Abstract : Computer predictions from the hydrodynamic code RIPPLE are given for the internal air flows generated in a room model, with and without an entrance baffle, when it is exposed to long duration blast waves. Flow parameters are predicted for the case of an assumed fully reflected wave. The parameters are given in both tabular and graphical form for cases where the outside over-pressures are 10 and 20 psi, before reflection. The results are applied to a full size room shelter.

Descriptors :   *Building, *Compartments, *Blast loads, Dynamic pressure, Civil defense, Shelters, Hydrodynamic codes, Blast waves, Mathematical prediction, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE