Accession Number : AD0872112

Title :   MERRYGOROUND II Experiment Description and Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 68-Mar 69,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ERIC H WANG CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Norman G. ; Blouin, Scott

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 341

Abstract : An experiment has been performed at the AFWL Cedar City (Utah) Test Site to determine methods of measuring in situ dynamic rock modulus and attenuation properties as a function of depth, to study the feasibility of using explosive slurries, ammonium nitrate, and black powder as energy sources in the direct-induced high-explosive simulation technique (DIHEST), to determine the effect on free-field stress wave form of the various explosives and attendant energy coupling techniques, and to study explosive scaling and geometry. A description of the experiment and its instrumentation and the results of the measurements performed during each test are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, SIMULATION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, SLURRY FUELS, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, NITRATES, EXPLOSIVES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SEISMIC WAVES, INSTRUMENTATION, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, HYDROSTATICS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE