Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributorCritical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Program (U.S.)-
dc.contributor.authorRickman, Denis D.-
dc.contributor.authorRhett, Richard G.-
dc.contributor.authorAkers, Stephen A.-
dc.contributor.authorHall, Jim W.-
dc.contributor.authorWindham, Jon E. (Jon Enrique)-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: Crater formation, due to a low height-of-burst (HOB) explosive detonation, is caused by a combination of scouring, soil compression, and bulk soil displacement as the very high pressure detonation products interact with the underlying soil. Existing data for low HOB detonations over native soil indicate that the soil parameters clearly affect the size of the crater. In general, experience has shown that craters are largest for clayey soils and smallest for sandy soils. Mixed soils tend to result in craters of intermediate size. Likewise, wet soils tend to form larger craters than drier soils, although the direct relationship between water content percentage and crater size has not been quantified. Although the soil type and water content data are useful in determining the general size of an explosively-formed crater, it is desirable to develop methods of correlating crater size to specific, measurable soil properties. Such correlations would result in more accurate crater predictions and simplify the classification of a given soil material with respect to the expected crater size. This report details the planning, execution, and analysis of a series of experiments designed to quantify the variation in crater size from low HOB explosive detonations due to changes in soil parameters. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.-
dc.publisherGeotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/GSL TR-11-38-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectCritical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Program (U.S.)-
dc.subjectCrater predictions-
dc.subjectLow height of burst explosions-
dc.subjectMechanical properties-
dc.subjectSoil parameters-
dc.subjectBlast effects-
dc.subjectSoil mechanics-
dc.subjectSoil tests-
dc.subjectSoil testing-
dc.titleAn evaluation of the effect of soil parameters on explosive cratering : results and analyses of intermediate-scale tests-
Appears in Collections:Technical Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ERDC-GSL TR-11-38.pdf109.99 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail