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)
      Explosions
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE