DEVELOPMENT OF A RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS GAUGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15364
Amount: $158,808.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Univeristy Research Park 400, Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Conrad W Felice
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 584-2475
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
QUANTITATIVE VERIFICATION OF THE RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS FIELD WHICH CREATES THE CONTAINMENT CAGE IS NEEDED TO ASSESS THE FACTOR OF SAFETY AGAINST HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FROM THE CAVITY WALL. PHASE I WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBLITY OF DEVELOPING A PASSIVE STRESS GAUGE, ABSENT OF ACTIVE INSTRUMENTATION, AND CAPABLE OF RECORDING THE RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS FIELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE NUCLEAR DEVICE DETONATION FOR A DURATION OF A FEW MINUTES. THE GAUGE COMPONENTS WILL BE FABRICATED AND EXTENSIVELY TESTED UNDER SIMULATED TEST CONDITIONS. THE GAUGE WILL THEN BE ASSEMBLED AND VERIFIED AS A WHOLE UNDER SIMULATED TEST CONDITIONS. THIS WILL LAY THE BASIS FOR A PHASE II EFFORT WHICH WOULD CONSIST OF BUILDING SEVERAL GAUGES FOR DEPLOYMENT IN A NUCLEAR TEST AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE.

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