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Underwater Explosion Phenomena

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Date made: 1943-02
Measurements: 400'

Title: Underwater Explosion Phenomena. Prepared by the David W. Taylor Water Basin, in cooperation with Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Branch, in Feb. 1943. Declassified on July 1, 1947. Explains details of the explosion, diagram show shock waves, effects on the water, etc. Experiment with the cap at varying depths in the water. Study of the influence of a nearby wall. Explosion under a boat in deep water. Explosion in a shallow water channel bottom. Explosion under a boat in shallow water. Behavior of a gas globe between two surfaces: explosion between two 12x12x2 steel plates at different spacings. (EH)


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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor