Accession Number : ADA384954

Title :   Blast Wave

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Bethe, Hans A. ; Fuchs, Klans ; Hirschfelder, Joseph O. ; Magee, John L. ; Neumann, Rudolph von

PDF Url : ADA384954

Report Date : 27 MAR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 299

Abstract : In this report the general phenomena connected with a blast wave in air will be discussed. The particular features of the blast wave produced by a nuclear explosion will be emphasized, but many of the developments in this volume will apply generally to blast waves produced by any type of explosion. In this introductory chapter we shall try to give a general idea of the various phenomena occurring in a blast wave in air, of their interrelation and their time sequence. In the following chapters the details of the theory will be given, including curves showing the pressure distribution as a function of time and position. We have not Included any detailed discussion of the effects of an atomic bomb other than the blast effect. Cnly a short discussion of other effects is given in Chapter 3. For further discussion, especially on flash burn and radioactivity, reports on the experience in Japan should be consulted.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *BLAST WAVES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, AIRBURST, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE