Accession Number : AD0739979

Title :   Project Shoal, Laboratory and Field Grouting Support Project 9.1,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,J. E.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In Project SHOAL, a low-yield nuclear device was to be detonated underground in granodiorite at a site approximately 28 miles southeast of Fallon, Nevada. The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station determined pertinent physical properties of the granodiorite (as described in the appendix) and developed a grout mixture with similar properties for use in embedding instruments to measure earth motion, particle motion, etc. Two other mixtures were developed to meet less rigid requirements. In all, WES grouted 10 surface stations, 4 surface and 30 tunnel instrument holes, 5 instrument niches, and 1 exploratory hole. From specimens cast at the project site, the physical properties of the grout on the device-detonation data were determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUMENTATION, *GRANITE), (*GRANITE, RESPONSE), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, GRANITE), UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MIXTURES, INSTRUMENTATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE