Document Details


Title:
OPERATION GREENHOUSE, SCI DIR REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, 1951; ANNEX 1.6-BLAST MEASUREMENTS: PART IV, PRESSURE-TIME MEASUREMENTS IN THE MACH REGION, SECTIONS 1 AND 2 (DELETED)
Author(s):
PRICE, J F [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]; SOKOL, G M [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]; ANASTASION, S N [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]; VADER, R L [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]; WALTHALL, E R [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]
Subject Terms:
GREENHOUSE OPERATION; DOG-0451 EVENT; EASY-0451 EVENT; BLAST EFFECTS; MEASURING METHODS
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:
1951 Jul 01
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0128
Accession Number:
NV0051068
Document Number(s):
WT53EX
Originating Research Org.:
NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
PRESSURE-TIME MEASUREMENTS ON TESTS DOG AND EASY WERE MADE IN THE MACH REGION BETWEEN 5 AND 100 PSI WITH A DIAPHRAGM-TYPE INDUCTANCE GAUGE A ND A SPRING-PISTON GAUGE. MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE AT CONSTANT HEIGHT A LONG A SINGLE RADIUS ON TEST DOG AND ALONG TWO DIFFERENT RADII FOR TES T EASY. IN ADDITION, DIAPHRAGM-TYPE INDUCTANCE GAUGES WERE INSTALLED AT FIVE DIFFERENT HEIGHTS ON APPROXIMATELY THE SAME RADII ON TEST EASY . FROM THESE DATA THE FOLLOWING BLAST PARAMETERS WERE OBTAINED: MAXIM UM PRESSURE, IMPULSE, AND DURATION, BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE; ARRIVA L TIME OF THE SHOCK; RISE TIME TO THE INITIAL MAXIMUM PRESSURE; TIME O F OCCURRENCE OF THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE; AND DECAY CONSTANT FROM THE MAXI MUM PRESSURE. THE DIAPHRAGM-TYPE INDUCTANCE-GAUGE MEASURING SYSTEM HA D AN ACCURACY OF 2 PER CENT IN PRESSURE AND A RESOLVING TIME OF APPROX IMATELY 1 MSEC. DATA WERE STORED ELECTRICALLY ON MAGNETIC RECORDING T APE. THE SPRING-PISTON GAUGE WAS A DIRECT-RECORDING MECHANICAL SYSTEM CAPABLE OF 5 PER CENT ACCURACY IN PRESSURE WITH A RESOLVING TIME OF 1 5 MSEC. COMPLETE DETAILS CONCERNING EQUIPMENT DESIGN, FIELD OPERATION , AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE USE OF THE SYSTEMS ARE PRESENTED.


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