ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF NUCLEAR CRATERS. REPORT 6. THEORETICAL STUDIES OF CRATERING MECHANISMS AFFECTING THE STABILITY OF CRATERED SLOPES, PHASE III.
DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The third phase of the overall project is devoted to study of cratering phenomena in three specific situations that are of particular interest in engineering practice, namely 1 the situation where the cratered medium is submerged under the water table 2 the situation where the surface of the cratered medium is sloped 3 the situation where several explosive charges are set off simultaneously in a medium. Thus, Chapter I is devoted to the experimental study of cratering phenomena in saturated or submerged media. Chapter II describes the experiments in which pore-fluid stress waves caused by an explosion in a mass of submerged, dense sand were measured and discussed, with particular emphasis on possible residual pore-fluid stresses. Chapter III is devoted to the problem of craters formed by explosions close to the sloped surface of a semi-infinite medium. Chapter IV deals with cratering phenomena caused by multiple charges, where coalescence of cavities may occur following detonation. Author
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