Accession Number : ADA118400

Title :   Test Planning, Collection and Analysis of Pressure Data Resulting from Army Weapon Systems. Volume V. Shock Tube Analysis and Correlation Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JAYCOR DEL MAR CA

Personal Author(s) : Slinker,Steve ; Evans,Henry C ; Jordon,Carol

PDF Url : ADA118400

Report Date : May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : This research project compares the blast overpressures from the Shock Tube of Lovelace Inhalation and Toxicology Research Institute to ascertain its conformity to the blast from the M198 howitzer fired with the M203 propellant charge. The Shock Tube is used for differing rates of fire and to approximate the gunner's position on the howitzer. With a slower rate of fire and with reflecting plates in the shock tube a closer correlation is achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shock waves, *Respiratory system, *Overpressure, *Blast, Lung, Howitzers, Firing tests(Ordnance), Simulation, Shock tubes, Data acquisition, Calibration, Weapons effects

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Weapons Effects(biological)
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE