Accession Number : AD0873383

Title :   Design and Construction of a Test Facility to Simulate the Effects of a Nuclear Detonation (ROCKTEST I).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 68-Jan 69,

Corporate Author : PARSONS (RALPH M) CO LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Howard L. ; Phillips, Donald C.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : A method of simulating the effects of the static pressure of the airblast and airblast-induced ground motions was developed by Air Force Weapons Laboratory, and was designated High Explosive Simulation Technique (HEST). Proposed construction of new, more hardened weapon systems in rock sites made it desirable to apply the HEST method to full size and 1/4 scale models of missile facilities located in rock. This report describes the design and construction of this first ROCKTEST facility which covered a plan area of 160 by 208 feet. Design criteria are presented, some unique construction methods used are described, recommendations are made for application to future similar projects, and a complete set of design drawings and construction photographs is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TEST FACILITIES), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, (*GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), CONSTRUCTION, HARDENING, BLAST, SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION, DETECTORS, PRESSURE GAGES, STRAIN GAGES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE