Description: Project Scooter, a part of Operation Plowshare, was a 500-ton chemical explosive shot fired at the AEC Nevada Test Site. Personnel of Lawrence Radiation Laboratory undertook a program of measuring pressure-time histories and shock wave arrival times. Tourmaline piezoelectric transducers were used for both purposes. Only one instrument, located 49.4 feet from the center of the detonation, gave usable information. At this distance the shock wave arrived 11.2 plus or minus 0.4 msec after the X-unit signal, an the maximum pressure was 1.7 plus or minus 0.5 kilobars. (auth)
Date: September 1, 1961
Creator: Shearer, J. N.; Olson, R. G. & Krause, O. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department