Accession Number : AD0688158

Title :   FREE-FIELD PARTICLE MOTION FROM A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION IN SALT. PART II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Eisler,J. D. ; Hoffman,H. V.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : On Salmon, a 5-kt tamped underground nuclear explosion in salt, Project 12.11 measured acceleration, velocity, displacement, and strain with vertical component gages at several depths above the shot, with multicomponent gages at shot level, and with gages on the surface. A large amount of sporadic electrical noise was noted on the record traces. The records were edited to remove the noise and corrected for base line shifts. Displacement was obtained by integration of acceleration and velocity records. Scaled Salmon subsurface peak velocity and displacement agreed adequately with those for Gnome, a 3-kt tamped nuclear shot in salt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, ROCK SALT), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ACCELERATION, MOTION, SCATTERING, NOISE(RADIO), STRAIN(MECHANICS), TERRAIN, CALIBRATION, STRAIN GAGES, PREDICTIONS, DATA PROCESSING, SEISMIC WAVES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE