Accession Number : ADA324476
Title : An Omnidirectional Pressure Gage for Measurement of Weak Blast Waves.
Descriptive Note : Research rept. no. 150,
Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
Personal Author(s) : Lankford, John L.
PDF Url : ADA324476
Report Date : 29 AUG 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 66
Abstract : An aerodynamic sensor has been developed which is applicable to the measurement of the static pressure behind weak blast waves. The sensor is a ventilated sphere suitable for use with various types of electronic sensing units. A method used for prediction of response characteristics, ventilation coefficients, and sizing parameters gave good preliminary results in the range of 3 to 10 psi overpressures. Preliminary test results indicate a considerable increase in omnidirectional capability over previous gage types for this application. The preliminary program was limited to design of an experimental configuration and evaluation of concept feasibility.
Descriptors : *BLAST WAVES, *PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, *AEROBALLISTICS, *PIEZOELECTRIC GAGES, TEST AND EVALUATION, PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS, VENTILATION, REMOTE DETECTORS, WIND TUNNEL TESTS, BLAST LOADS, STATIC PRESSURE, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, REYNOLDS NUMBER, AERODYNAMICS, SHOCK TUBES, OMNIDIRECTIONAL, PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS.
Subject Categories : Ballistics
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE