Accession Number : AD0890424

Title :   Soils Survey.

Descriptive Note : Project officer's rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Goode, T. B. ; Mathews, A. L.

Report Date : 17 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A soil survey was conducted in the vicinity of ground zero prior to the Johnie Boy Event to provide data for Program 1 projects on the physical and mineralogical characteristics of the subsurface soils to a depth of 50 feet and to provide holes for the installation of instruments and sand columns to depth of 80 feet. Field and laboratory tests were conducted to determine the water content, gradation, density, and mineralogical compisition of the natural soils and the compaction characteristics of the soil used for backfill around the detonation device. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SOILS), (*SOILS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MOISTURE, PARTICLE SIZE, DENSITY, MOTION, DRILLING, CLASSIFICATION, SAMPLING, INSTALLATION, SAND.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE