PERFORMANCE AND NOISE SUPPRESSION TESTS OF A WATER CANNON

Additional laboratory tests were conducted with a high pressure water cannon which had previously been developed for rock tunneling experiments. Pulsed jets were fired against copper samples to correlate crater volume with input energy. Research was conducted to devise a method for measuring the water jet velocity when air at atmospheric pressure was used in the exponential nozzle prior to firing. The nozzle design was modified in order to provide improved performance when air is used instead of vacuum in the nozzle. An improved jet noise suppressor was tested in shots against 2 ft. cubes of Barre granite. Peak noise intensity was reduced to 124 DB at 26 ft. (8 m) range.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-233 006.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Terraspace, Incorporated

    304 North Stonestreet Avenue
    Rockville, MD  USA  20850

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cooley, W C
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-406-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20042
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM