Accession Number : AD0737770

Title :   Preshot Geological and Engineering Conditions at the Project Flivver Site Nevada Test Site.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Carter,Louis D. ; Bailey,Duryl M. ; Hunt,Richard W.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The site of the Flivver experiment is in basalt on the central ridge of Buckboard Mesa, Nevada Test Site. A soil layer averaging 2 feet thick covers the site. The basalt, which is about 237 feet thick at the Flivver site, can be divided into three units: an upper, vesicular unit; a middle, dense unit; and a thin, basal vesicular unit. Deformation of vesicles and concentration of vesicles into layers during viscous flowage have imparted a pronounced layering to the basalt. The orientation of these layers indicates that the major structure of the ridge is cylindrical. Minor folding in the upper portion of the flow complicates this structure. The trend of the ridge and the attitudes of flow layers indicate that the flow curved eastward as it flowed south-southeast across the site. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *CRATERING), (*BASALT, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), SOILS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, DEFORMATION, POROSITY, SANDSTONE, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, CLASSIFICATION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), NEVADA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE