Accession Number : ADA130322

Title :   A Comparison of Nuclear Simulation Techniques on Generic MX Structures.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DIV LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Betz,John F

PDF Url : ADA130322

Report Date : 29 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A HEST (High Explosive Simulation Technique) is as good a simulator of an airblast environment as a DABS (Dynamic Airblast Simulator). A study performed on the results of two identical 1/5 scale protective structures when tested under matching environments produced by each of the simulators revealed data which supports the viability of the HEST simulator, which is less costly and was thought to be of less fidelity than a DABS simulation. Structural response data, which is used as a yardstick to compare simulators, shows identical response modes are produced by the two simulators as arranged in the matching tests.

Descriptors :   *Structural response, Guided missile silos, Shelters, Surface to surface missiles, Nuclear explosion simulation, Blast, Stresses, Strain(Mechanics), Model tests

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE