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Seismic Effects Associated With an Underwater Explosive Research Facility.
Condon-JL; Murphy-JN; Fogelson-DE
NTIS: PB 192 415 :20 pages
Fifteen shots of three explosives with charge weights of 0.52, 1.1, 3.1, and 5.1 Kilograms were fired in a pond to study the seismic effects of detonating explosives in water. Shock pressures and bubble periods were measured with pressure transducers in the water. Vibrations were measured on land in three orthogonal directions with particle velocity gages. Statistical tests indicated that a charge weight exponent of 0.43 Best scaled the data. While shock pressures and bubble periods showed considerable differences in explosive performances, the amplitudes of ground vibrations showed less difference, and one prediction equation was therefore derived to estimate vibration amplitudes from all the explosives.
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 192 415
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