846TS Test Programs - Blast Effects Testing
Published December 26, 2006
Blast Effects Testing
Blast effects on moving sleds are conducted with high-explosive detonations. The objective of blast testing at the track is to simulate an explosive blast shock-wave intercept on full-scale reentry vehicles, components of aircraft, missiles, and aerospace systems during supersonic and hypersonic flight. Charges equivalent to 10,000 pounds of TNT have been detonated at the facility.