Accession Number : ADA304436

Title :   Project Danny Boy: Close-In Air Blast from a Nuclear Detonation in Basalt.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vortman, L. J.

PDF Url : ADA304436

Report Date : 05 MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Close in air blast from the Danny Boy event resulted almost entirely from the ground shock induced air blast. Little pressure resulted from venting gases. Consequently, measured pressures were only one third to one fourth of those predicted. Ground shock induced pressures from the nuclear charge were found to attenuate less rapidly than those from chemical explosives.

Descriptors :   *GROUND SHOCK, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, INTERACTIONS, BLAST WAVES, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, PRESSURE, ATTENUATION, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), VENTING.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE