Accession Number : ADA296534

Title :   Operation Buster Some Measurements of Overpressure Time versus Distance for Airburst Bombs,

Corporate Author : SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, B. F.

PDF Url : ADA296534

Report Date : 04 MAR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The series of tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site from October 22 to November 5, 1951, was known as Operation Buster. This report deals with measurements of overpressure time vs distance for airburst weapons. The tests included one tower shot and four air dropped atomic bombs. The latter four were all nuclear bursts and were designated as Baker, Charlie, Dog, and Easy Shots. Relevant information was obtained for the shots designated Baker, Charlie, and Easy. Only one measurement was obtained for Dog Shot. Data for the first shot, Able, is mentioned briefly. Graphs of pressure vs time are included. Accompanied by a discussion of the various observed wave forms. The most salient fact observed is that pressures were lower than had been expected.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *AIRBURST, *OVERPRESSURE, *NUCLEAR BOMBS, MEASUREMENT, GRAPHS, WAVEFORMS, TOWERS, TIME, TEST FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE