Accession Number : ADB088298

Title :   Threat Definition and Pilot Study in Support of the Care of Blast Injured Casualties.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 82-Aug 83,

Corporate Author : S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s) : Sedgwick,R. T. ; Groethe,M. A.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A methodology for determining the battlefield airblast threat resulting from small high explosive weapons such as grenades and mines containing a few pounds of high explosives up through large nuclear warheads of the 5 megaton HE equivalent has been outlined. Two animal exposure tests were performed for WRAIR in which animals were exposed to airblasts generated by fuel-air explosives. Pressure profiles were measured at the ranges at which the animals were places. Personnel from WRAIR ran the actual experiments and S-CUBED provided the blastwave environment. (Author).

Descriptors :   *BLAST WAVES, *CASUALTIES, NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, BATTLEFIELDS, FUEL AIR EXPLOSIVES, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, THREAT EVALUATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, LETHALITY, SURVIVABILITY, ANIMALS

Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE