Accession Number:

AD0685798

Title:

NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

This report provides the technology which enables the engineer to make engineering, safety and cost analysis of the applicability and feasibility of using nuclear explosives in conjunction with the construction of specific civil works projects. A discussion of the basic concept of using nuclear explosives for construction purposes and a description of the types of projects which appear to have the greatest potential as nuclear construction applications is presented. An explanation of the elements which must be considered in assessing the engineering feasibility of using nuclear construction methods is included together with a recommended procedure which may be used in accomplishing the design. Engineering criteria which may be used in the design of specific nuclear construction projects and information concerning the conventional construction requirements which must be accomplished in conjunction with nuclear excavations are presented. The scope of nuclear field operations which must be accomplished in order to emplace and detonate nuclear explosives in a manner that will insure public safety is discussed. A discussion of the items which must be considered in estimating the overall cost of a nuclear construction project and quantitative cost estimating data for use in evaluating the economic feasibility of a given project is presented. A typical detailed nuclear construction feasibility study is presented. This study illustrates the manner in which the technical data provided in this report may be used. Guidelines for accomplishing the design of a nuclear construction project are also offered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE