Accession Number:

AD0739305

Title:

Settlement of Fallback Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The report provides a means for predicting the ultimate settlements of cohesionless fallback materials and determines the nature of such settlements. A review was made of published data on laboratory investigations of crushed rock compressibility and field settlement data of rock-fill dams. The available data indicate that the fallback materials resulting from the formation of nuclear craters in rock will be subject to a continuing time-dependent settlement after deposition. The settlement should continue at a decreasing rate with time except that a marked increase in settlement can be expected when saturation occurs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE