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Title: Pokeholes cratering series : explosive comparison tests conducted at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fall 1973
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
Picatinny Arsenal.
Gorski, Robert V.
Keywords: Cratering tests
Explosive engineering
High explosives
Slurry blasting agents
Publisher: Weapons Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; N-76-3.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: The POKEHOLES Cratering Series consisted of three shots of each of eight explosives. All charges were 500 lb. (227 kg) and were buried at or near their optimum depth of burial. The eight explosives used were ammonium nitrate fuel oil, trinitrotoluene, two "off-the-shelf" commercial slurries, and four experimental slurries. The purpose of the tests was to measure the cratering effectiveness of the four experimental slurries as compared with that of the other explosives. Results of the test series demonstrated the relationship between crater size and total energy of the explosive charge and the effect of soil conditions on crater shapes.
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