Accession Number : AD0351230


Title :   OPERATION BLOWDOWN


Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ATOMIC SUPPORT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Kelso, Jack R ; Clifford, Jr, C C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/351230.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 199


Abstract : This report on Operation BLOWDOWN describes an Australian field test in which a 50-ton HE charge was detonated over a typical rain forest at the Iron Range Test Site, North Queensland, Australia. U. S. participation included the establishment of a blast line to obtain overpressure and dynamic pressure measurements, as well as the loan of instrumentation and photographic equipment. The experiment also included military trial projects which examined the blast effects in forests on items of military material, field fortifications, supply points, and foot and vehicle movement. This report presents preliminary results in each area of the experiment.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIONS , AIRBURST , BLAST , EXPLOSION EFFECTS , FORTIFICATIONS , JUNGLES , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , PRESSURE GAGES , SHOCK WAVES , TNT , TREES , WAVE PROPAGATION


Subject Categories : Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE