Accession Number : AD0743535

Title :   A Shock Wave Study of Westerly Granite and Solenhofen Limestone.

Descriptive Note : Topical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS TECHNICAL CENTER WARREN MICH MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gregson,Victor G. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Shock loading and unloading states in Westerly granite are observing to 30 kb and from 0 to 30 mm of shock travel. Shock loading and unloading states in Solenhofen limestone are observed to 18 kb and from 0 to 19 mm of shock travel. Experiments with both rocks were conducted at constant impact velocity for several thicknesses. Several sets of these experiments for increasing stress and impact velocity were made to analyze the shock behavior based on time-distance plots at constant stress and constant particle velocity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRANITE, SHOCK WAVES), (*LIMESTONE, SHOCK WAVES), (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), LOADS(FORCES), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, VELOCITY, THICKNESS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, IMPACT SHOCK, DETECTION, SHOCK(MECHANICS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE