Accession Number : AD0687495

Title :   EXPLOSION GENERATED SEISMIC WAVES,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Barker,Terrence G. ; Toksoz,M. Nafi ; Ward,Ronald W.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The work done during the first year under the contract 'Explosion Generated Seismic Waves' is discussed. The technique used in the interpretation of source mechanisms of nuclear explosions using Rayleigh and Love waves is described. Theoretical calculations to determine the stress wave pulse shapes from an explosive source in a cavity are carried out for two and three dimensional geometry. The generation and development of Rayleigh waves from a point source in a half-space are studied utilizing Cagniard-deHoop technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, SEISMIC WAVES), RAYLEIGH WAVES, SOURCES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE