Accession Number : ADP001821

Title :   Design of Blast Simulators for Nuclear Testing,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Mark,Andrew ; Opalka,Klaus O. ; Kitchens,Clarence W. , Jr

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A quasi-dimensional computational technique is used to model the flow of a large, complicated shock tube. The shock tube, or Large Blast Simulator, is used to simulate conventional or nuclear explosions by shaping the pressure history. Results from computations show favorable agreement when compared with data taken in the facility at Gramat, France. Such future shock tubes will include a thermal irradiation capability to better simulate a nuclear event. The computations point to the need for venting of the combustion products since the pressure history will be considerably altered as the shock propagates through these hot gases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Test equipment, *Shock tubes, *Nuclear explosion simulation, Experimental design, Irradiation, Thermal properties, Blast, Combustion products, Hot gases, Venting, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE