Accession Number : AD0340311

Title :   A SUMMARY OF UNDERGROUND AND EARTH-COVERED LOADING AND RESPONSE SYSTEMS SUBJECTED TO THE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS DURING FULL-SCALE TEST OPERATIONS CONDUCTED 1951 - 1958

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

PDF Url : AD0340311

Report Date : 31 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : Full scale tests of underground and earth covered loading and response systems subjected to the effects of nuclear weapons were made. This document includes all available pertinent data arranged in order of test operation, but cross reference indexed by functional categories. Each entry includes project and structure identifi cation, cross reference listing, report refer ences, project objectives, structural description, structural details, soil characteristics, shot information, the test layout, loading data, a summary, other remarks, and subsequent testing. This information is then correlated in a series of charts designed to show quickly and graphi cally the relation between similar tests, and so arranged that positive trends in structural response become apparent. A general discussion and recommendations are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, SHOCK WAVES, VULNERABILITY, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, SOIL MECHANICS, PRESSURE, SUPPORTS, BLAST, REINFORCED CONCRETE, UNDERGROUND.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Nuclear Warfare
      Explosions
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE