Accession Number:

AD0681228

Title:

NUCLEAR EXCAVATION DESIGN OF A TRANSISTHMIAN SEA-LEVEL CANAL.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an up-to-date analysis of the application of nuclear excavation technology to the design of a sea-level canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The scope also includes consideration of the best means of constructing a transisthmian canal, whether by conventional or nuclear excavation methods, and determination of the total estimated cost of construction. Consideration is given to the Darien region of Panama and the Atrato-Truando region of northwest Colombia. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE