Accession Number : AD0743160

Title :   Project HANDCAR/PAINTED PONY, Project 9.1 Laboratory and Field Grouting and Material Support,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

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

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In Project HANDCAR/PAINTED PONY, a low-yield nuclear device was detonated at a depth of 1,3200 feet in a vertical hole. The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station was responsible for design of instrument grout mixtures with specified physical properties matching as nearly as possible those of the subsurface formations at the test site, design of a stemming grout mixture with specified heat of hydration and compressive strength properties, supervision of the field mixing and pumping of these grout mixtures, supervision of the device emplacement hole stemming operations, providing necessary instrumentation to determine levels of grout and pea gravel down-hole and determining the physical properties of field-mixed grout specimens on device detonation date. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUMENTATION, PROTECTION), (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, INSTRUMENTATION), GROUT, SOILS, ROCK, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MIXTURES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, INSTALLATION, SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE