Accession Number:

ADA003097

Title:

Seismic Waves during Underground Nuclear Explosions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1974-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The general problem of providing seismic safety during underground nuclear explosions can be divided into the following special problems 1 Forecasting the main parameters of seismic waves as a function of the yield and depth of the explosion, the distance from the point of the explosion, and the geological conditions both in the region of the explosion and along the path of the seismic waves at the location of buildings and structures 2 Based on the predicted values of the main parameters of seismic waves, assessment of the possible effect of the waves on buildings and structures with regard to the type, design and condition of the building and, 3 Determination of the required measures to provide seismic safety, including determination of the maximum permissible yield of the explosion.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE