Accession Number : ADD010855

Title :   Method for Dispersing or Arresting Lava Flow.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sperrazza,J

Report Date : 21 Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This invention relates to methods for diverting the flow of lava away from populated or important geographical areas by positioning containers or vessels having an inert or nonexplosive fluid therein, or similar material which may be solid or semi-solid. The vessel is designed so that it will explode under very high pressure, which pressure can be developed within the vessel by positioning the vessel in an area which may be subject to extremely high temperatures so as to cause the material within the vessel to vaporize and create pressures sufficient to cause an explosion of large magnitude due to the sudden release of tremendous pressure forces built up therein.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Pressure vessels, Volcanoes, Fluid flow, Rock, Control systems, Explosions, Gas generating systems

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE