Accession Number : ADA302543

Title :   MABS Monograph Air Blast Instrumentation, 1943 - 1993. Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation. Volume 2. The High Explosive Era, 1959 - 1993.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 17 Sep 93-31 May 94,

Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Reisler, Ralph E. ; Keefer, John H. ; Ethridge, Noel H.

PDF Url : ADA302543

Report Date : 01 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : Blast wave measurement techniques and instrumentation developed by Military Applications of Blast Simulators (MABS) participating countries to study blast phenomena during the high explosive era are summarized. Passive and active gages, both mechanical self-recording and electronic systems, deployed on one-half ton to multi-ton explosive tests during the period 1959 to 1993 are presented. The country and the year the gage was introduced are included with the description. References are also provided.

Descriptors :   *AIRBURST, *BLAST WAVES, *PRESSURE GAGES, *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, FIBER OPTICS, PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS, EXPLOSIONS, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, VORTEX SHEDDING, RESONANT FREQUENCY, FREE FIELD, FABRY PEROT INTERFEROMETERS, STRAIN GAGES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, BLAST LOADS, MACH NUMBER, DRAG, OPTICAL DETECTORS, TNT, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, HOT WIRE ANEMOMETERS, LASER VELOCIMETERS, DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, OSCILLOSCOPES, ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE