Accession Number : AD0866740

Title :   On the Simulation of Ground Motions Produced by Nuclear Explosions.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. 1964-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM CIVIL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Henry F., Jr

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Procedures under development by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory to simulate ground motions produced by high-yield nuclear explosions are reviewed. In particular, design information for the High Explosive Simulation Technique (HEST) is presented, and the efforts to develop a technique for simulating direct-induced ground motions (DIHEST) are summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), (*NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH), (*STRUCTURES, (*TERRAIN, MOTION), AIRBURST, SIMULATION, PRESSURE, ENERGY, SHOCK WAVES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRESSES.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE