Accession Number : AD0737736

Title :   Project Pre-Gondola III. Phase I. Summary Report.

Corporate Author : SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Cress,J. P. ; Lattery,J. E. ; Andrews,J. B. ; Warden,F. F. ; Vortman,L. J.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Project Pre-Gondola III, Phase I, a continuation of chemical-explosive cratering experiments conducted in saturated clay-shale near Fort Peck, Montana, was designed to excavate a row crater with relatively flat side slopes. The technical programs conducted during the experiment were: (1) measurements of the apparent crater, (2) surface-motion analysis, (3) cloud-development studies, and (4) airblast measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *SHALE), (*NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, *CRATERING), SIMULATION, CLAY, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, METHANE, DETONATIONS, SITE SELECTION, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, TERRAIN, MOTION, SURFACE BURST, CLOUDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, MONTANA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE