• Short Summary

    Compared to the cost of either a nuclear test or comparable high explosive tests in the open the DASA Conical Shock Tube Facility (short title: DASACON), offers an economical approach to the exploration of some specialized nuclear explosion effects.

  • Description

    Compared to the cost of either a nuclear test or comparable high explosive tests in the open the DASA Conical Shock Tube Facility (short title: DASACON), offers an economical approach to the exploration of some specialized nuclear explosion effects.

    The simulator will measure nearly one half mile in length, tapering from 16 inches to 24 feet in internal diameter along its conical shape.When completed, it will enable DOD scientists to study the air blast effects of a simulated 20 kiloton nuclear blast using a 100 pound conventional high explosive charge.

    The DASACON Shock Tube Facility sponsored and funded by the DOD's Defense Atomic Support Agency(DASA)will be located on the proving grounds at Dahlgren, Virginia.

    Of particular interest to DASA scientists is a " high altitude" blast simulation capability.A diaphragm sealing off the conical tube at one of the test stations allows evacuation of air to a partial vacuum simulating altitudes of about 100,000 feet.Measurements of blast effects of this simulated altitude can provide answers to some questions which otherwise would require expensive and high complex underground test preparations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44NCTAV6RH6QWTT32QW5CQWK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA44NCTAV6RH6QWTT32QW5CQWK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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