Accession Number : AD0697084

Title :   EQUATION OF STATE STUDIES OF EIGHT ROCK TYPES AND ONE ROCK-MATCHING EPOXY GROUT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 68-May 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Ainsworth,Donnie L. ; Sullivan,Billy R.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Shock equation of state studies have been conducted on rock from four locations in the United States: Washington, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado. These studies were conducted for specific projects, and the rock tested was from specific areas at the various locations. Equation of state data were obtained on the following rock types: basalt, soda diorite, granite, gneiss, limestone, sandstone, shale, and tonalite. One rock-matching epoxy grout was also fabricated and tested at low pressures. The low-pressure tests (up to 40 kilobars) were conducted utilizing a compressed-air gun facility and an induction wire technique. The high-pressure tests (up to 600 kilobars) utilized a high-explosive system in conjunction with direct-contact plate and flying plate techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*ROCK, SHOCK(MECHANICS)), BLAST, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, PRESSURE, SHOCK WAVES, RESPONSE, BASALT, GRANITE, LIMESTONE, SANDSTONE, SHALE, GROUT, STRAIN(MECHANICS), TEST METHODS, FRAGMENTATION, PETROLOGY

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE