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Engineering effects of underground nuclear explosions

Abstract

Useful effects of contained underground nuclear explosions are discussed in light of today's most promising potential applications. Relevant data obtained through exploration of explosion environments of nine U.S. tests in competent rock are summarized and presented as a practical basis for estimating magnitudes of effects. Effects discussed include chimney configuration, permeability, and volume as well as rubble particle size distributions and extents of permeability change in the chimney wall rock. Explosion mediums include shale, granite, dolomite, and salt. (author)
Authors:
Boardman, Charles R [1] 
  1. CER Geonuclear Corporation, Las Vegas, NV (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: 24 refs, 8 figs, 5 tabs; PBD: May 1970; Related Information: In: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives. Proceedings. Vol. 1, 871 pages.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CHIMNEYS; GRANITES; LIMESTONE; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; PARTICLE SIZE; PERMEABILITY; ROCKS; SHALES; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS
OSTI ID:
20555806
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: XA04N0742010780
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 43-67
Announcement Date:
Feb 20, 2005

Citation Formats

Boardman, Charles R. Engineering effects of underground nuclear explosions. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Boardman, Charles R. Engineering effects of underground nuclear explosions. IAEA.
Boardman, Charles R. 1970. "Engineering effects of underground nuclear explosions." IAEA.
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title = {Engineering effects of underground nuclear explosions}
author = {Boardman, Charles R}
abstractNote = {Useful effects of contained underground nuclear explosions are discussed in light of today's most promising potential applications. Relevant data obtained through exploration of explosion environments of nine U.S. tests in competent rock are summarized and presented as a practical basis for estimating magnitudes of effects. Effects discussed include chimney configuration, permeability, and volume as well as rubble particle size distributions and extents of permeability change in the chimney wall rock. Explosion mediums include shale, granite, dolomite, and salt. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {May}
}