SHOCK RESISTANT WATER WELLS FOR SHELTER COOLING, FY-67.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This report presents the development of a nuclear blast resistant water well concept. The well is intended to survive the effects of nuclear weapon yields up to 20 megatons at ranges resulting in blast overpressures up to 300 psi. The concept will serve as the basis for the development of shock resistant water well design criteria. Significant features of the concept include a gel isolated well casing, a submersible motor pump, a blast resistant manhole enclosed well head and the use of chemical grout for surrounding soil conditioning. The concept was developed as a result of a survey of reported earthquake, subsidence and underground detonation induced well damages and a study of the literature on isolation and hardening techniques, reinforced by a formal analysis, based on simple theory to predict nuclear blast type induced loads. Author
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