Accession Number : AD0742048

Title :   Ferris Wheel Series, Flat Top I Event: Project Officers Report - Project 9.1. Grouting Support,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Polatty,James M. ; McDonald,James E. ; Sugiuchi,Howard

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : In the Flat Top I event, 20 tons of high explosive, stacked in a spherical shape with the centroid at the ground surface, was detonated at the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission's Neveda Test Site (NTS). The primary purpose of this project was to study cratering and ground-shock phenomena of a detonation in hard rock. The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) determined pertinent physical properties of the dolomitic limestone and developed grout and concrete mixtures with similar properties, grouted seventeen drill holes and a grout pad, supervised the placing of concrete in major depressions about ground zero, and from field-cast grout and concrete specimens, determined their physical properties on detonation date. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRATERING, ROCK), GROUT, CONCRETE, LIMESTONE, SHOCK WAVES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE