Accession Number : AD0881447

Title :   Numerical Studies of AFTON 2A Code Development and Applications. Volume I. A Numerical Simulation of the DISCUS THROWER Event.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 68-Jun 70,

Corporate Author : APPLIED THEORY INC SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Niles,William J. ; Honda,Virginia T.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Results are presented of a calculation of ground motion resulting from the detonation of a nuclear explosion in the neighborhood of a tuff-carbonate rock interface (DISCUS THROWER Event). Appropriate constitutive properties, suitable for numerical calculations, are developed for a Nevada Test Site tuff and dolomite (carbonate rock). Peak velocities from the numerical calculation are compared to experimental test data. In most cases the two kinds of data differ by less than 20 percent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*SEDIMENTARY ROCK, STRESSES), (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, SEISMIC WAVES), EQUATIONS OF STATE, THERMAL PROPERTIES, SHOCK WAVES, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CURVE FITTING, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE