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Title: Development of a large-diameter gas gun for studies of gage validation and dynamic material properties
Authors: United States. Defense Nuclear Agency.
White, Howard G.
Keywords: Gas gun
Ground motion
Ground shock
Projectile impact
Blast effects
Explosion effects
Publisher: Structural Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-94-16.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A large-diameter gas gun has been developed which fires a 4-ft diameter, 3,200-lb projectile downward at velocities up to 230 ft/sec. The impact of the projectile onto geologic or other material specimens beneath the gun provides precise shock environments for shock physics studies, especially the evaluation and validation of ground-motion instruments, and the development of dynamic material properties data for large specimens. This report describes the operating principle of the gun. A mathematical model of the gun is developed and compared with experiment results. Predictions of nuisance effects associated with testing, e.g., far-field ground motion and airblast, are compared with experiment results. Descriptions of target construction and testing procedures are given. Examples of stress and ground-motion data collected in sand targets are presented, as well as typical data-analysis procedures. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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