Document Details


Title:
OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY, PROJECT OFFICERS REPORT - PROJECT 9.18, DESIGN, TESTING, AND FIELD PUMPING OF GROUT MIXTURES
Author(s):
POLATTY, J M; MCDONALD, J E [CORPS OF ENGINEERS]
Subject Terms:
DOMINIC II OPERATION; SMALL BOY EVENT; BLAST EFFECTS; DIAGRAMS; MATERIALS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1963 Apr 29
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0024
Accession Number:
NV0051116
Document Number(s):
WT2253
Originating Research Org.:
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
PROJECT SMALL BOY INVOLVED THE DETONATION OF A LOW-YIELD NUCLEAR DEVIC E IN AREA 5 OF THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION'S NEVADA TEST SITE. I N CONNECTION WITH THIS PROJECT, THE U.S. ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPER IMENT STATION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ( A ) DESIGN OF A GROUT MIXTURE WITH SPECIFIED PHYSICAL PROPERTIES MATCHING AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE THOSE OF THE SILT FORMATION AT THE TEST SITE, ( B ) GROUTING OF INSTRUMENT HOL ES AND SURFACE PRESSURE-GAGE MOUNTS, AND ( C ) DETERMINING FROM SPECIM ENS OF THE FIELD-MIXED GROUT ITS PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AT SHOT TIME. RES ULTS OF PHYSICAL TESTS ON THE FIELD-MIXED GROUT SPECIMENS INDICATE THA T THE MAXIMUM STATIC TANGENT MODULUS OF ELASTICITY IN COMPRESSION WAS SOMEWHAT HIGHER THAN DESIRED; HOWEVER, THE DENSITY AND ULTRASONIC PULS E VELOCITY OF THE GROUT SATISFACTORILY MATCHED THAT OF THE IN-SITU SIL T. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE GROUTING WAS SUCCESSFUL AND THAT IT SATISFA CTULLY FULFILLED THE JOB SPECIFICATIONS.


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