Accession Number:

AD0408649

Title:

ON THE APPLICATION OF THE THEORY OF LOCKING MEDIA TO GROUND SHOCK PHENOMENA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Recent investigations on groundshock phenomena indicate that the dynamic response of certain non-linear locking media may approximate the behavior of cohesive granular soils and porous rock under high pressures. The theory of wave propagation in such materials should have application to the design of underground shelters at very high pressure levels and may shed some addi tional light, by these relatively simple means on problems associated with phenomena near ground zero, in case of surface bursts or underground explosions.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE