Accession Number:

AD0601698

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF MANUFACTURING AGGREGATE BY NUCLEAR METHODS

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Apr-Jun 1963

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The report covers a limited study of preshot and postshot characteristics of basalt in the area of the Danny Boy nuclear event, to determine if it would be practical to manufacture aggregate for construction purposes by nuclear means. n this event approximately 20 percent of the ejecta could have been made available for use as concrete aggregate by seieving. Secondary crushing would have produced a greater quantity. Other studies would be necessary to determine the effect of nuclear blasts upon other types of rock.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE