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Airblast Estimator

For use when no airblast data are available. Enter CW/Delay (pounds of explosives) and Distance (distance to point of concern) to solve for SD3 (cube root scaled distance), psi (pounds square inch) and dBL (decibels linear) Distance Unconfined Line 1 10000 1000 CW/Delay SD3 PSI P/Po dB Open air detonation (Perkins, Jackson,1964) Demolition and detcord

1 1 1

1 10000 1000

187 ### 0 194734.82 0.01 ###

216.2 105.8 133.4

Parting Line 1 10000 1000 1 1 1 1 10000 1000 169 ### 0 18771.06 0 787931.94 215.3 85.5 117.9 Coal mine parting (USBM RI 8485) Coal or Quarry Average

Highwall Line 1 10000 1000

1 1 1

1 10000 1000

0.16 ### 0 37249.21 0 231801.91

154.9 91.4 107.3

Coal mine highwall (USBM RI 8485) Coal or quarry expected

Legend Distance - Distance to recording (ft) CW/Delay - Charge weight per Delay (lbs) SD3 - Cubed Root Scaled Distance (ft/lb1/3) PSI - Pressure, pounds per square inch dB - Pressure, decibels

PSI Conversion to Decibels 1000 344827586206.9 0 34482.76 0.01 1 3448275.86 344827586.21

230.8 90.8 130.8 170.8

Airblast Estimator
10 1 0.1 0.01 0 0 10 100 1000 Cubed Root Scaled Distance (ft/lb1/3)
Column D Column F Column F Column F

191 181 171 161 141 131 121 111 101 91 10000
Decibels (dB)

Air Overpressure (PSI)

151

Airblast Extrapolator
For use only when there is a airblast measurement available in the same direction as the point of concern. Enter AB 1 (the airblast level measured-in dBL) to get PSI 1 (psi of AB 1). Enter DIST 1 (distance to the location of the airblast measurement) and DIST 2 (distance to point of concern) to extrapolate PSI 2 (psi) and AB 2 (dB) at point of concern. AB 1 140 PSI 1 0.03 DIST 1 1200 DIST 2 3000 PSI 2 0.01 AB 2 129.03 Open air detonation (Perkins, Jackson,1964) Demolition and detcord

AB 1 120

PSI 1 0

DIST 1 2000

DIST 2 3000

PSI 2 0

AB 2 114.3

Coal mine parting (USBM RI 8485) Coal or Quarry Average

AB 1 120

PSI 1 0

DIST 1 500

DIST 2 700

PSI 2 0

AB 2 117.69

Coal mine highwall (USBM RI 8485) Coal or quarry expected

Airblast Plotter
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Airblast Plotter
10 1 Air Overpressure (PSI) 0.1 0.01 0 0 10 100 1000 Cubed Root Scaled Distance (ft/lb1/3)
Column Column Column Column Column D F F F D

191 181 171 161 141 131 121 111 101 91 10000
Decibels (dB)

151