Accession Number : AD0713574

Title :   A CONCEPT OF ROW CRATER ENHANCEMENT,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Redpath,Bruce B.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Linear craters formed by the simultaneous detonation of a row of buried explosives will probably have a wider application than single charges in the explosive excavation of engineering structures such as canals, channels and harbors. Most cratering experience to date has been with single charges, and an analytical procedure for the design of a row of charges to excavate a crater with a specified configuration has been lacking. There are no digital computer codes having direct application to a row of charges as there are for single charges. This paper derives a simple relationship which can be used to design row charges with some assurance of achieving the desired result and with considerable flexibility in the choice of explosive yield of the individual charges. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, *CRATERING), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, INLAND WATERWAYS, HARBORS, SIMULATION, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE