Document Details


Title:
Project Payette
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS/seismic detection; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS/detonation waves; SEISMIC WAVES/seismic detection; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS/seismic detection; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS/detonation waves; DETONATION WAVES/seismic detection; SALT DEPOSITS/seismology; GROUND MOTION; DECOUPLING; ELASTICITY; TESTING; CONTAINED EXPLOSIONS; SEISMOLOGY
Document Location:
U.S. Deptartment of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, 22161, Phone:(703) 487-4650, Fax:(703) 321-8547
Document Categories:
National Security, Policy, and Warfare\Arms Control; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies; Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\General
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1966 Aug 31
Declassification Date:
1995 Dec 05
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
8
Accession Number:
OOLDE97050851
Document Number(s):
UCRL-ID-124988; DE97050851
Originating Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore, CA (United States). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1997 Apr 24
Description/Abstract:
This is the concept for Project Payette, a nuclear event in the Seismic Detection Research Program. For this experiment, a nuclear explosive in the range of 5 to 10 kt will be detonated at a depth of 2000 to 3000 ft in an underground cavity of sufficient size that the walls of the cavity experience only elastic motion. The site will be located in a salt dome. Project Payette has been divided into three phases. Phase I will include site evaluation and engineering design of the construction of the cavity. It is estimated to require about 1 year. Phase II will include construction of the cavity and emplacement hole. It is estimated to require about 2 years. Phase III will include emplacement of instruments and the device, the detonation and the post-shot program including cavity re-entry. This is estimated to require about 1 year. The scope of this concept is intended to define Project Payette sufficiently will that Phase I work may proceed.


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