Accession Number:

AD0730735

Title:

Project Palanquin Preshot Geologic and Engineering Properties Investigations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Project Palanquin was a cratering experiment conducted on Pahute Mesa at the U. S. Atomic Energy Commissions Nevada Test Site. The Palanquin experiment was conducted in dry rock, and it provided an opportunity for investigating the engineering properties of an explosion-produced crater in a medium other than basalt or alluvium. This report presents the results of the preshot geologic and engineering investigations conducted for Project Palanquin by the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station under the sponsorship of the U. S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group. The Palanquin site was selected by the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE