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Underground nuclear explosions

Abstract

In the Third Plowshare Symposium, held in 1964, data from a number of nuclear explosions were presented. At that time the basic elements of the nuclear explosion appeared to be well understood and relationships for predicting the gross nuclear effects were presented. Since that time, additional work has been done and many of the concepts have been extended. For example, nuclear explosions have been conducted at greater depths and with much greater yields. The physical and chemical properties of the material in which the explosions occur have been more accurately measured and related to explosion effects. Interpretation of the new information seems to indicate that the earlier relationships are valid over the ranges of energy and depths for which data is available but that effects relating to cavity and chimney sizes or fracturing had been overestimated at great depths of burst and higher yields. (author)
Authors:
Higgins, Gary H [1] 
  1. Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1970
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-700101(vol.1); INIS-XA-N-228
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 14-16 Jan 1970; Other Information: 13 refs, 10 figs; PBD: May 1970; Related Information: In: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives. Proceedings. Vol. 1, 871 pages.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CAVITIES; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; CHIMNEYS; DEPTH; MEASURING METHODS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLOWSHARE PROJECT
OSTI ID:
20555805
Research Organizations:
American Nuclear Society, Hinsdale, IL (United States); United States Atomic Energy Commission (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0741010779
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 29-42
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Higgins, Gary H. Underground nuclear explosions. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Higgins, Gary H. Underground nuclear explosions. IAEA.
Higgins, Gary H. 1970. "Underground nuclear explosions." IAEA.
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title = {Underground nuclear explosions}
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abstractNote = {In the Third Plowshare Symposium, held in 1964, data from a number of nuclear explosions were presented. At that time the basic elements of the nuclear explosion appeared to be well understood and relationships for predicting the gross nuclear effects were presented. Since that time, additional work has been done and many of the concepts have been extended. For example, nuclear explosions have been conducted at greater depths and with much greater yields. The physical and chemical properties of the material in which the explosions occur have been more accurately measured and related to explosion effects. Interpretation of the new information seems to indicate that the earlier relationships are valid over the ranges of energy and depths for which data is available but that effects relating to cavity and chimney sizes or fracturing had been overestimated at great depths of burst and higher yields. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {May}
}