Material Properties of Nevada Test Site Tuff Relating to the DIABLO HAWK Structures Experiments and Containment Evaluation.
Final rept. 1 Sep 77-31 Aug 78,
TERRA TEK INC SALT LAKE CITY UT
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Material properties testing has been conducted for the Defense Nuclear Agency Field Command. Testing was in support of the Nevada Test Site nuclear test program and covered the period 1 October 1977 through 31 August 1978. The contract number was DNA001-77-C-0322 and Mr. J.W. LaComb was the Contracting Officer Representative. The primary task during this report period was material evaluation for the Diablo Hawk Structures experiments and the on-going containment evaluation study. Tuff, grout, saturated sand and reconstituted tuff were tested. The material evaluations are used for initial nuclear test site selection, detailed site evaluation, shock effect evaluation and support of related experiments. The majority of the tests were uniaxial strain tests with accompanying physical property and ultrasonic velocity measurements. Additionally, hydrostatic and triaxial compression, bursts, permeability and scanning electron microscope tests were conducted.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Fluid Mechanics