Accession Number : ADA995369

Title :   OPERATION SUNBEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY. Project Officer's Report - Project 1.2. Close-In Earth Motion,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Swift,L. M. ; Eisler,J. D.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Objectives of this project were: (1) to measure the airblast-induced motion from a surface nuclear burst as a function of depth and ground range, with emphasis on the high over-pressure region and particularly at ground zero; (2) to study the data and compare the results with those obtained on shots of other configurations for the eventual purpose of improving the available prediction procedures used as criteria for protective construction; and (3) to provide input data to the structures projects taking part in this operation.

Descriptors :   GROUND MOTION, *BLAST WAVES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, SURFACE BURST, ALLUVIUM, DEPTH, RANGE(DISTANCE), AIRBORNE, OVERPRESSURE, SURFACES, SUBSURFACE, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, PLAYAS, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE