Accession Number : ADA298588

Title :   Engineering Design of a Throat Valve Experimental Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : SPARTA INC EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s) : Osofsky, Irving B. ; Hove, Duane T. ; Derbes, William C.

PDF Url : ADA298588

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : This report covers the design of a gas dynamic test facility. The facility studied is a medium-scale blast simulator. The primary use of the facility would be to test fast-acting, computer-controlled valves. The valve would be used to control nuclear blast simulation by controlling the release of high pressure gas from drivers into an expansion tunnel to form a shock wave. The development of the valves themselves is reported elsewhere. The facility is composed of a heated gas supply, driver tube, expansion tunnel, reaction pier, piping, sensors, and controls. The driver tube and heated gas supply are existing components. The expansion tunnel, piping, sensors, and controls are all new components. Much of the report is devoted to the design of the reaction pier and the development of heat transfer relations used in designing the piping and controls. (MM)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, *VALVES, *SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, *SHOCK TUBES, *THROATS(EQUIPMENT), HEAT TRANSFER, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, STRESS ANALYSIS, PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS, SHOCK WAVES, HIGH PRESSURE, CONCRETE, RESEARCH FACILITIES, GAS DYNAMICS, STEEL, TUNNELS, GASES, BLAST LOADS, ELECTRIC POWER, EXPANSION, PIERS, TRUSSES, SOIL DYNAMICS, DESIGN CRITERIA, FRICTION, VISCOSITY, ENTHALPY, SPECIFIC HEAT, REINFORCING MATERIALS, DYNAMIC TESTS, COHESION, INTAKE VALVES, FOOTINGS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE