Accession Number : AD0747818

Title :   Project Pre-Buggy. Emplacement and Firing of High-Explosive Charges and Crater Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Rooke,A. D. , Jr. ; Davis,L. K.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : Six 1,000-pound high-explosive (HE) charges, each containing a capsule of radioactive tracer (Lanthanum 140), were detonated at depths varying from 15.0 to 21.4 feet in desert alluvium to permit selection of the optimum depth of burst commensurate with crater size and shape and radioactivity release. Using the burst depth thus selected, four row shots, consisting of five 1,000-pound HE charges in each row, were fired with intercharge spacing varying from 1.0 to 1.5 apparent crater radii to determine the optimum spacing to produce a channel of satisfactory size and proportion and relatively free of irregularities. The immediate purpose of the experiment was to aid in the design of a proposed nuclear row-charge event (Project Buggy).

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, INSTALLATION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *CRATERING), SIMULATION, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, TNT, EXPLOSIVE GASES, PREPARATION, TEST METHODS, SOIL MECHANICS

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE