THE EFFECT OF PRESHOCK LOADING ON THE RESPONSE OF NTS TUFF

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6564
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Terra Tek Inc
400 Wakara Wy, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BENNIE G DIBONA
(801) 584-2405
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PRESHOCKED PRECONDITIONING OF TUFF MAY OCCUR IN TWO MANNERS AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE. FIRST, THE MATERIAL IS "PRESHOCKED" IN A LINEOF-SIGHT TYPE UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TEST BY THE FIRST WAVE PASSAGE. THE SECOND MANNER MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF AREAL SPACE LIMITATIONS WHEN A SECOND EVENT IS SITED WITHIN A REGION OF PRESHOCKED MATERIAL. UNDER CERTAIN LOAD-UNLOADED CONDITIONS THE MATERIAL STRENGTH MAY BE VERY MUCH REDUCED FOR SUBSEQUENT LOADING. A LARGE LOSS OF STRENGTH DUE TO PRESHOCKING COULD SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STEMMING AND CONTAINMENT. A TEST PROGRAM IS PROPOSED ON PROVIDE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EFFECT OF PRELOADING (LOAD AND UNLOAD) ON THE MICROMECHANICS OF MATERIAL LOADING AND THE SUBSEQUENT MATERIAL RESPONSE.

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