Document Details


Title:
OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY, PROJECT OFFICER'S REPORT-PROJECT 3.4: STRUCTURES INSTRUMENTATION (DELETED)
Author(s):
SCHWARTZ, E C [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]; REISLER, R E [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]; KEEFER, J H [BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
SUNBEAM PROJECT; BLAST EFFECTS; SHOCK WAVES; MEASURING METHODS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; DOMINIC II OPERATION
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1963 Jun 14
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0097
Accession Number:
NV0051034
Document Number(s):
POR2225EX
Originating Research Org.:
BALLISTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE INSTRUMENTATION EMPLOYED BY THE BALLISTI C RESEARCH LABORATORIES FOR THE SMALL BOY EVENT OF OPERATION SUN BEAM. FREE FIELD AIR BLAST AND STRUCTURAL RESPONSE MEASUREMENTS WERE OBTAI NED FOR PROJECTS 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 7.2, AND 27 USING SELF-RECORDING AND E LECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION. SELF-RECORDING GAGES AND THE ELECTRONIC RE CORDING INSTRUMENTATION ARE DESCRIBED; ELECTRONIC TRANSDUCERS FOR OBTA INING ACCELERATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND STRAIN ARE DESCRIBED BY THE RESP ECTIVE STRUCTURES PROJECTS. A TABULATION INDICATING SUCCESS OF THE RE CORDING OPERATION AND A DISCUSSION OF ANOMALIES ARE PRESENTED. PHOTOG RAPHS OF THE PRESSURE VERSUS TIME PLOTS OF THE SELF-RECORDING GAGE REC ORDS ARE PRESENTED IN APPENDIX B. RESULTS OF THE FIELD TESTING OF SCA LE MODEL DOMES ARE PRESENTED IN APPENDIX C.


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