Accession Number : ADP001811

Title :   Air Gun Test Facility,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Napadensky,H. ; Swider,E. ; Waterman,T. ; Pape,R.

Report Date : 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper describes a facility that is potentially useful in providing data for models to predict the effects of nuclear explosions on cities. IIT Research Institute has a large air gun facility capable of launching heavy items of a wide variety of geometries to velocities ranging from about 80 fps to 1100 fps. The facility and its capabilities are described, and city model problem areas capable of investigation using the air gun are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Test equipment, *Test facilities, *Air guns, *Nuclear explosion damage, *Explosion effects, Simulation, Buildings, Debris, Airborne, Impact, Ground level, Damage assessment, Burning rate, Density, Velocity, Range(Distance), Urban areas

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE