Accession Number : AD0708554

Title :   FOUNDATION INVESTIGATIONS, NASA MISSISSIPPI TEST FACILITY. REPORT 3. LOAD TRANSFER BY FOUNDATIONS OF S-1C AND S-2 TEST COMPLEXES DURING CONSTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Fowler,Jack ; Stevens,John B.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The Mississippi Test Facility, located in southwest Mississippi, is the site for test firing of the first and second stages of the Saturn 5 boosters. At the request of the U. S. Army Engineer District, Mobile, plans were developed for instrumenting the test stands to obtain data on foundation base pressures, lateral wall pressures, and pile loads during construction. Soils beneath the S-1C test stand consist of 36 ft of brown fat clay underlain by dense, poorly graded sands. To support the structure, 1640 vertical and battered H piles were driven through the clay into the dense sand. Stress meters were installed beneath the foundation to measure base pressures, and on the walls to measure wall loads. Stress meters and pore pressure cells were installed beneath the S-2 stand. Strain gages were mounted on 40 piles of the 588 used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAUNCH VEHICLES, TEST FACILITIES), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), CONSTRUCTION, LOADS(FORCES), SOIL MECHANICS, SOILS, INSTRUMENTATION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE