Accession Number : ADA168707

Title :   Estimating Radiated Thermal Environments from Aluminum-LOX (Liquid Oxygen) Thermal Radiation Simulators.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 20 Oct 80-13 Aug 82,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES INC SALEM MA

Personal Author(s) : Chambers,Burton S. , III

Report Date : 15 DEC 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : This report describes the early modeling work done to estimate the radiated thermal environment generated by Aluminum LOX thermal radiation simulators. The ability to calculate the environment produced by these simulators is necessary to effectively plan combined airblast/thermal simulations of nuclear weapon effects. Included are: an overview of the modeling effort and how a model is calibrated, comparisons with MILL RACE results, the models, and preliminary work on airblast/TRS interference. The primary result of the effort was the development of a model that potentially can accurately predict the environment from a TRS. It was also concluded that much more effort must go into making repeatable and reliable TRS simulators, and a significant calibration program is then warranted.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, *THERMAL RADIATION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATORS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SIMULATION, RADIATION, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, COMPARISON, AIRBORNE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, ALUMINUM, CALIBRATION, WEAPONS EFFECTS, HEAT, BLAST, POWDER METALS, LIQUID OXYGEN.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Explosions
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE