Accession Number : ADA302325

Title :   Russian Cratering Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 30 Jul 94-30 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MOSCOW INST FOR DYNAMICS OF GEOPHERES

Personal Author(s) : Adushkin, V. ; Ivanov, B. ; Pernik, L.

PDF Url : ADA302325

Report Date : 01 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : Crater dimensions and general geologic conditions are described for 15 nuclear explosive tests conducted at the Semipalatlnsk Test Site. For the 6 buried excavation tests, high-speed dome photographic results are presented. For the 12 near surface bursts, ejecta data are presented. In addition, an analytical model similar to the Z-model and related small-scale (modelling) crater data are discussed. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CRATERING, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, USSR, YIELD(NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), DENSITY, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, TOPOGRAPHY, ROCK, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), EXPLOSION EFFECTS, GROUND MOTION, GEOLOGY, BOREHOLES, SOILS, RUSSIA, AZIMUTH, EXCAVATION, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, POISSON RATIO, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, EJECTA, GROUND ZERO.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE