Accession Number : ADA105824
Title : Glass Fragment Hazard from Windows Broken by Airblast
Descriptive Note : Topical rept. 30 May 1979-30 May 1980
Corporate Author : LOVELACE BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE NM
Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, E. Royce ; Richmond, Donald R. ; Yelverton, John T.
PDF Url : ADA105824
Report Date : 30 MAY 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 40
Abstract : This report presents shatter overpressures as a function of window size and orientation. Average values for fragment velocity, mass, and spatial density are given in relation to blast overpressure. The velocities of fragments for 50-percent probability of skin and body-wall penetration in addition to skull fracture are presented as functions of fragment mass. The protection afforded by clothing is indicated. The number of wounds and their severity is predicted as a function of either fragment velocity or blast overpressure for people behind windows in structures.
Descriptors : *WINDOWS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *BLAST, *FRAGMENTS, VELOCITY, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, HAZARDS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MASS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), OVERPRESSURE, GLASS, PENETRATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, BODIES, SKIN(ANATOMY), SONIC BOOM, BIOPHYSICS, WOUND BALLISTICS, BONE FRACTURES, SKULL.
Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE