Accession Number : AD0779533

Title :   Crater Measurements,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Paul,Roger A.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Project PreSchooner was the detonation of a four 20-ton chemical explosive cratering charges in basalt. The objectives of the project were: To improve ability to predict crater dimensions in hard rock material as a function of depth of charge burial; to contribute data for design of 100kt nuclear cratering experiment; and to provide information on rupture, upthrust, slope stability and engineering properties of explosively produced craters.

Descriptors :   *Underground explosions, *Basalt, *Cratering, Explosion effects, Excavation, Nitromethane, Detonations, Statistical analysis, Mathematical prediction, Construction, Volume, Depth, Explosive charges, Meteorological data, Measurement, Nevada

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE