Direct-Induced, High-Explosive Simulation Technique Improvement Program Tests (DIP IVA and DIP VA).
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ERIC H WANG CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY
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Two Direct-Induced, High Explosive Simulation Technique DIHEST improvement project DIP tests are reported. These tests are part of the Air Force program to simulate nuclear weapons effects. Although some tentative conclusions are discussed, sufficient data and experimental procedures are included to allow independent evaluation of the results. DIP IVA was a single-point test using a 1000-lb explosive charge. The purpose of the test was to collect ground-motion data to determine if point-source data can be used to design DIHEST arrays in a particular soil environment. However, the results were inconclusive because of the poor quality of the ground-motion data. DIP VA was a large planar array using 36 tons of explosive to determine if geometrical size could be used to increase displacements while keeping peak velocities and accelerations low. The results seem to indicate that for the geometrical size, DIP VA was not loaded sufficiently heavy to produce the large displacements desired. Author
- Nuclear Weapons