Air Gun Test Facility

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Report Number: CONF-8305107, p. 144-149
Author(s): Napadensky, H., Swider, E., Waterman, T., Pape, R.
Corporate Author(s): IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1983-07
Pages: 6
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Identifier: This paper is part of a conference proceedings. See ADA132780

This paper describes a facility that is potentially useful in providing data for models to predict the effects of nuclear explosions on cities. IIT Research Institute has a large air gun facility capable of launching heavy items of a wide variety of geometries to velocities ranging from about 80 fps to 1100 fps. The facility and its capabilities are described, and 11 city model 11 problem areas capable of investigation using the air gun are presented.

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