Effects of explosions in deep water
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Technical memorandumPreface: This is the final report on the study, 11Effects of Explosions in Deep Water, 11 conducted for the Naval Ordnance Laboratory (NOL), Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy, by the Waterways Experiment Station (WES). The study was initiated by the Explosive Effects Division of the NOL. During the course of the study monthly progress reports were submitted which included detailed results of tests accomplished during the month. This report summarizes and presents the results in a more general form. The study was authorized by Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (DD Form 448) No. NOrd-218-54, dated 10 February 1954, from the Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy, to the Office, Chief of Engineers (OCE), Department of the Army, and was supported by the Bureau of Ordnance and, in part, by the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. The investigation was conducted during the period April 1954 to March 1955 by the Hydraulics Division, WES, under the general supervision of Messrs. E. P. Fortson, Jr., and F. R. Brown. Mr. G. L. Arbuthnot, Jr., was directly in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Mr. J. N. Strange, in charge of data analysis and correlation, and Mr. F. A. Pieper, in charge of plans and operations. Instrumentation equipment was provided and operated by the Instrumentation Branch, WES, under the general supervision of Messrs. E. H. Woodman and W. B. Slay, assisted by Messrs. L. H. Daniels and L. F. Ingram. The cooperation, technical advice, and liaison activities of Mr. Leonard Rudlin, NOL, and the competent consultative services of Dr. A. B. Arons, Amherst College, are gratefully acknowledged as valuable contributions to the successful completion of the study.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment StationEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Explosions; Air pressure; Underwater explosions
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