Accession Number : ADA090701

Title :   Shielding from Blast Effects - 1/8th Scale Model City Complex

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Coulter, George A.

PDF Url : ADA090701

Report Date : JUL 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : 1/8TH SCALE MODEL HOUSES WERE EXPOSED TO AN AVERAGE 26 KPa (3.77 psi) blast loading from 490 kg (1080 lb) pentolite charges. Various configurations of shielding were used to determine the change in blast pressure loading on the walls, roof, and at locations inside the model. Comparisons of the recorded pressure-time histories are shown for unshielded, in-line shields, and for the test model within a complex of similar house models.

Descriptors :   *BLAST LOADS, MODELS, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, WALLS, URBAN AREAS, PENTOLITE, ROOFS, SHIELDING, MODEL TESTS, PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE