Accession Number:

ADA064798

Title:

Geophysical Studies for Missile Basing. Seismic Risk Studies in the Western United States.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 1 Mar-31 Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS EQUIPMENT GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

Seismic risk studies were conducted for two military facilities in the western United States Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and the Nevada Test SiteNTS. Both facilities are potential sites for MX missile system installations. For each site, peak around motion risk curves, for annual risks ranging between values of 1.0 and 0.001, were estimated, based on seismicity characteristics of the risk regions surrounding each facility. Difficulties in evaluating the risk at NTS were caused by unannounced nuclear tests and induced seismic activity in the area of study. Composite design reponse spectra were generated for each site corresponding to various levels of annual risk to provide a representation of seismic risk in a form directly useful to the engineering community. Finally, the possible effects which might result from seismic activity on potenially active faults near each site were considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE