Accession Number : AD0901514

Title :   Dihest Improvement Program Test, DIP IIA Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Schlater, Donald R.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 358

Abstract : Ground-motion data are presented from Project DIP IIA, the second experiment in the DIHEST Improvement Program Series. The experiment, fired 24 June 1971 near Albuquerque, New Mexico, was designed to measure velocity, acceleration, displacement, and soil stress from the detonation of a 40-ton buried DIHEST array of slurry explosive. The free-field ground-motion instruments were installed 5 to 60 feet deep in 12-inch diameter holes in a rectangular array at ranges of 15 feet to 200 feet from the charges. Plots of the electronic data traces are presented. The response of buried cylindrical research structures to the explosion is also reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, CRATERING, VULNERABILITY, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, CRACKS, SOIL MECHANICS, EPICENTERS, RANGE(DISTANCE), VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, SEISMOGRAPHS, SEISMOLOGICAL STATIONS, STRESSES, SHOCK WAVES, GELS, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE