Accession Number : AD0878036

Title :   Construction Activities and Schedule Evaluation for the Simulation Development Program Project GOLIATH and Project HERCULES HEST Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 29 Sep 67-30 May 68.

Corporate Author : RUTHERFORD (BOB) CONSTRUCTION CO ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Two high explosive simulation technique (HEST) test overpressure facilities were constructed for the GOLIATH and HERCULES HEST tests conducted by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory (AFWL) on 7 December 1967 and 25 April 1968, respectively. The designs, construction techniques, and construction activities associated with this project are discussed in this report. Recommendations for future HEST construction projects are provided. The basic test design philosophy and general HEST facility specifications were provided by AFWL. The contractor generated the detailed test structure designs and suggested modifications to the construction sequence. These designs and schedule modifications are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), (*CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SURFACE BURST), BLAST, PRESSURE, SHOCK WAVES, SIMULATION, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, ELECTRIC CABLES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE