Accession Number : AD0748823

Title :   Project Pre-GONDOLA II: A Wet Medium, 140-Ton Row-Charge Cratering Experiment in Varying Terrain. Close-In Ground Motion and Earth Stress,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Joachim,Charles E.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Stress, particle velocity, and acceleration data were obtained from a 140-ton nitromethane row-charge detonation in a saturated clay-shale. The charge row consisted of two 40- and three 20-ton spheres (first and fourth charges were 40 tons) extending S 11 W from the Pre-GONDOLA I Charlie crater on an 80-foot spacing (first charge 105 feet from crater center). The primary instrument line (stress and particle velocity gages) extended S 79 E from the center charge (G) with gage stations 100, 150, 200, 300, and 400 feet from G. Gage depths were 10 and 50 feet except the 400-foot station which was gaged at 50 feet only. Acceleration measurements were made on the slopes of the Pre-GONDOLA I Delta and Charlie craters and at the Control Point (CP).

Descriptors :   (*SHALE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, CRATERING), (*NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, CONSTRUCTION), SIMULATION, STRESSES, MOTION, RECORDING SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE