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Title: Method of Remotely Constructing a Room

Abstract

The testing of nuclear devices of high explosive yield has required that cavities of relatively large size be provided at considerable distances below the surface of the earth for the pre-detonation emplacement of the device. The construction of an essentially watertight chamber or room in the cavity is generally required for the actual emplacement of the device. A method is described of constructing such a room deep within the earth by personnel at the surface. A dual wall bladder of a watertight, pliable fabric material is lowered down a shaft into a selected position. The bladder is filled with a concrete grout while a heavy fluid having essentially the same density as the grout is maintained on both sides of the bladder, to facilitate complete deployment of the bladder by the grout to form a room of desired configuration. (10 claims)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4684321
Patent Number(s):
3,609,978
Assignee:
United States Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-26-009188
NSA Number:
NSA-26-009188
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-72
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N24600* -Engineering-Protective Structures; N24100 - Engineering-Nuclear Explosions; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; BUILDINGS; CAVITIES; CONCRETES; FABRICATION; PATENT; REMOTE HANDLING; UNDERGROUND; UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES/construction of room-type deep, method for remote; EXPLOSIVES/emplacement of nuclear, remote method for construction of underground cavity for; NATURAL GAS WELLS; EXPLOSIVE STIMULATION; OIL WELLS; AUTOMATION; CEMENTS; CONFIGURATION; CONSTRUCTION; CONTAINERS; DENSITY; DESIGN; EMPLACEMENT; FLUIDS; GROUTING; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; SIZE; TESTING; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; WALLS; WATERPROOFING; BUILDING MATERIALS; EXPLOSIONS; MATERIALS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; STIMULATION; WELL STIMULATION; WELLS

Citation Formats

Michie, J. D., and De Hart, R. C. Method of Remotely Constructing a Room. United States: N. p., 1971. Web.
Michie, J. D., & De Hart, R. C. Method of Remotely Constructing a Room. United States.
Michie, J. D., and De Hart, R. C. Tue . "Method of Remotely Constructing a Room". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4684321.
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title = {Method of Remotely Constructing a Room},
author = {Michie, J. D. and De Hart, R. C.},
abstractNote = {The testing of nuclear devices of high explosive yield has required that cavities of relatively large size be provided at considerable distances below the surface of the earth for the pre-detonation emplacement of the device. The construction of an essentially watertight chamber or room in the cavity is generally required for the actual emplacement of the device. A method is described of constructing such a room deep within the earth by personnel at the surface. A dual wall bladder of a watertight, pliable fabric material is lowered down a shaft into a selected position. The bladder is filled with a concrete grout while a heavy fluid having essentially the same density as the grout is maintained on both sides of the bladder, to facilitate complete deployment of the bladder by the grout to form a room of desired configuration. (10 claims)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1971},
month = {10}
}

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