Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.66, No.4 (2005)Special Issue for ISEM 2005


Underwater explosion measurement of multi-ton charges in the Dead Sea
Lippe Sadwin


Measurements were made from the underwater explosions of two (2) ton and five (5) ton explosive charges detonated separately at a depth of seventy (70) meters in the Dead Sea. The overall purpose of the tests was to efficiently generate long range detectable seismic waves which emanate from these explosions.

The measurements were made with piezoelectric gages suspended in the high density water of the Dead Sea. The high barometric pressure and water density both strongly influence the underwater shock wave and bubble period. The paper describes the methods of recording the data, the pressure versus time recordings and the handling of the effects of water density and barometric pressure.

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Underwater explosions, Commercial explosives, TNT equivalency, Shock energy, Bubble energy, Dead Sea

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