Accession Number : ADA995338

Title :   Air Force Structures Program 3.3 of Operation JANGLE. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMOUR RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Fey,E. H. ; Miller,D. E. ; Sevin,E. ; Snarr,W. B. ; Stewart,C. E.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 451

Abstract : In previous weapon effects tests, nuclear weapons were detonated in the air and under water. Operation Jangle, intended to determine the effectiveness of weapons detonated on the surface and underground, represents a logical extension of these tests. The United States Air Force was chiefly interested in the strategic effectiveness of underground and surface explosions. The strategic effectiveness of an airborne weapon depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is its capacity for destroying military, industrial, and commercial structures. This program sought to investigate and determine the loading upon and response of selected structures to an underground atomic explosion..., and ...to the extent possible, formulate criteria and methods for determining the loading upon and response of selected structures or elements thereof.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, BLAST LOADS, GROUND SHOCK, SOILS, BUILDINGS, REINFORCED CONCRETE, RUNWAYS, WALLS, TUNNELS, PILE STRUCTURES, CHIMNEYS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE