Accession Number : AD0688170

Title :   CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND COSTS FOR EMPLACEMENT OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES IN DISTURBED MEDIA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Mar 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hair,James L.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to discuss the feasibility of emplacement construction through disturbed crater media produced by underground explosions. The primary use for these shafts will be for emplacement of nuclear explosives in order to extend a partially completed nuclear excavation or modify the geometry of an existing crater. A secondary usage will be to provide access for recovery of previously buried but undetonated devices. The area which is expected to provide the greatest potential for this type of emplacement will be civil works projects where nuclear explosions are used as a construction tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONSTRUCTION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, CRATERING), COSTS, HARBORS, DAMS, INLAND WATERWAYS, DRILLING, NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, PENETRATION, SITE SELECTION, PREPARATION, ROCK, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, SOILS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE