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I Need help on constants for Matlab nuke sim for uni project

  1. Mar 5, 2016 #1
    Hey guys, I am currently working on a uni matlab group project for blast radius, thermal radius etc.
    Apparently these formula are the best possible to use:

    r_thermal = Y^0.41 * constant_th
    r_blast = Y^0.33 * constant_bl
    r_radiation = Y^0.19 * constant_rad

    But can anybody tell me what constant_th, constant_bl & constant_rad are?
    I've had no joy in 2 days of searching.
    Any help would be appreciated!

    The result I am expecting is to come out in metres (for radius).

    The equations were found here, apparently they are the gold standard for modelling nuclear detonation effects.

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 10, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Mar 18, 2016 #3
    No worries, I called the US defence department, surprisingly helpful to an Irishman (real one, not American).
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