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Title: Intermediate-range explosion airblast propagations

Abstract

Some modern rocket propellants may be accidentally detonated to cause an explosion airblast hazard to tens of kilometers range, depending on atmospheric acoustic refraction conditions. In a recent attempt to refine propagation predictions, airblasts were recorded from several hundred small explosions (2.3 kg to 1145 kg TNT) under intensively observed weather conditions, at both ESMC, Florida, and WSMC, California. Resultant correlations, between weather and airblast propagation strength, will be used to estimate accidental explosion airblast overpressures at surrounding communities, the expected damage to windows and other sensitive structural components, and the hazard to people from breaking and falling glass.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5898240
Report Number(s):
SAND-81-2425C; CONF-811134-1
ON: DE82002436
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force interagency propulsion committee meeting, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, 17 Nov 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; BUILDINGS; DAMAGE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS; SHOCK WAVES; WAVE PROPAGATION; BLAST EFFECTS; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FUELS; HAZARDS; MISSILES; WEATHER; DATA; EXPLOSIONS; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Reed, J W. Intermediate-range explosion airblast propagations. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Reed, J W. Intermediate-range explosion airblast propagations. United States.
Reed, J W. Thu . "Intermediate-range explosion airblast propagations". United States.
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abstractNote = {Some modern rocket propellants may be accidentally detonated to cause an explosion airblast hazard to tens of kilometers range, depending on atmospheric acoustic refraction conditions. In a recent attempt to refine propagation predictions, airblasts were recorded from several hundred small explosions (2.3 kg to 1145 kg TNT) under intensively observed weather conditions, at both ESMC, Florida, and WSMC, California. Resultant correlations, between weather and airblast propagation strength, will be used to estimate accidental explosion airblast overpressures at surrounding communities, the expected damage to windows and other sensitive structural components, and the hazard to people from breaking and falling glass.},
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