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United States Defense Atomic Support Agency

Overview
Works: 349 works in 438 publications in 1 language and 2,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films  Handbooks and manuals  Educational films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Other, Funder
Classifications: UF767, 623.45119
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Most widely held works by United States
The effects of nuclear weapons by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 'The Effects of Atomic Weapons' was published in 1950, the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons (i.e., kilotons) of TNT. With the development of thermonuclear (fusion) weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons (i.e., megatons) of TNT, a new presentation, entitled 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, ' was issued in 1957. A completely revised edition was published in 1962 and this was reprinted with a few changes early in 1964. Since the last version of 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons' was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in 1962. In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. Within the limits imposed by security requirements, the new information has been incorporated in the present edition. In particular, attention may be called to a new chapter on the electromagnetic pulse. The material is arranged in a manner that should permit the general reader to obtain a good understanding of the various topics without having to cope with the more technical details. Most chapters are thus in two parts: the first part is written at a fairly low technical level whereas the second treats some of the more technical and mathematical aspects. The presentation allows the reader to omit any or all of the latter sections without loss of continuity."--Preface
America's atomic bomb tests( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II, American scientists and military officials conducted numerous atomic tests in the American Southwest; now this incredible documentary footage (intended for internal use and not declassified until 1997) comes to light in three essential DVDs
Proceedings of the ... Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War by Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear war films. the beginning & the end, atomic weapons orientation films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently declassified U.S. government films which explain the physics and mechanics of the destructive power of America's nuclear arsenal, with passing mention of delivery systems. Although the different films are various revisions, they are apparently intended to be viewed in the sequence presented, and apparently intended for military personnel or civilians in the defense sector
Project Flambeau ... an investigation of mass fire (1964-1967); final report by Calif.) Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the first- Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War by Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the third Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War by U.S. Defense Atomic Support Agency. Information and Analysis Center( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DASA : the Defense Atomic Support Agency : organization and background by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydraulic fracturing in porous and nonporous rock and its potential for determining in-situ stresses at great depth by Bezalel Haimson( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of Hydraulic Fracturing as a method of determining in-situ stresses in brittle elastic formations at great depth is analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. Theoretically, it is found that in attempting to relate the recorded hydraulic fracturing pressures to tectonic stresses, it is essential to investigate whether the fluid used to induce and extend fracture penetrates and flows into the rock strata. This flow raises the pore fluid pressure and creates additional stresses and displacements which lower the critical pressure required to initiate fracture and reduce the width of the newly-formed fracture. Based on this additional stress field, a realistic evaluation of in-situ stresses in permeable strata is obtained. Experimentally, hollow cylindrical and cubical specimens of porous and nonporus rock were tested under constant triaxial external loading and increasing internal (borehole) fluid pressure. In the cubical samples, three uniform unequal principal stresses were induced to simulate general conditions at great depth. The experimental results show that hydraulic fracturing occurred when the internal pressure achieved a critical value that could usually be predicted by the theoretical criteria for fracture initiation. (Author)
Proceedings : Vol. III by Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elastic response of shock-isolated cylinders buried in a dense, dry sand by David C Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of the study was to investigate the elastic response of a stiff, horizontally oriented, steel cylinder backpacked with a low-strength cellular concrete and buried in a dense, dry sand, whose surface was subjected to static and dynamic overpressures. Four series of tests were conducted on the cylinder (one static and one dynamic series without backpacking, and two dynamic series with backpacking). The cylinder had an outside diameter of 6 inches, a 0.120-inch wall thickness, and a stiffness of 164 psi. Static and dynamic surface overpressures ranged from 0 to 250 psi and from 100 to 250 psi, respectively. In the tests with backpacking, a layer of cellular concrete with a thickness of either 1-3/8 or 2-7/8 inches encompassed the cylinder. The cylinder was buried at a depth of 15 inches, which was held constant for all tests. Measurements were made of the strains and accelerations experienced by the cylinder, test chamber bonnet pressure, surface overpressure, and free-field pressure and acceleration. Backpacking reduced the peak strains experienced by the cylinder, and a redistribution of the strains in the cylinder occurred. For all tests utilizing backpacking, the accelerations of the cylinder were reduced to approximately 10 to 50 percent of those measured in corresponding tests without backpacking. (Author)
Response of deep reinforced and unreinforced concrete slabs to static and dynamic loading by Gayle E Albritton( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the second interdisciplinary conference on selected effects of a general war - volume 2 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of expanding grout and concrete : report 1 : preliminary studies by Billy J Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portland cement and grout are construction materials used in widely varied types of structures. One of the major disadvantages of these materials is drying shrinkage. Researchers have worked on this problem for many years, and technology has advanced to the point where products are now being manufactured which when used in protland-cement concrete can cause expansion to counteract shrinkage or, depending on amounts used, cause positive expansion. Two expansive mixtures were investigated in the program described herein: Type K expansive cement, which consists of portland cement clinker, anhydrous calcium aluminate sulfate, lime (CaO), and calcium sulfate (CsSO4); and Type M expansive cement, which is a mixture of portland cement, calcium aluminate cement, and calcium sulfate. The purpose of the research effort was to develop expansive concrete and grout mixtures for use in structures in connection with underground nuclear testing. (Author)
Proceedings. Vol. II by Interdisciplinary Conference on Selected Effects of a General War( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear geoplosics : a sourcebook of underground phenomena and effects of nuclear explosions by Stanford Research Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Static tests of reinforced-concrete deep beams by Gayle E Albritton( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock-absorbing materials : report 3 : selection of a suitable low-density concrete for backpacking for a proposed field test by G. C Hoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this study was to investigate three insulating concretes being considered for use as a backpacking material to determine their handling, mixing, and placing characteristics, as well as the density variation, plastic shrinkage, aggregate segregation, and rate of hardening occurring in large sections made with each concrete, and to determine the problems that may be associated with the use of these concretes in a prototype situation. Metal, half-scale model sections of a typical rock opening and tunnel liner were used in the study. The annular space of each section was pumped full or partially full of cellular, vermiculite, or polystyrene concrete. Each concrete was evaluated on the basis of ease of handling, batching, and placing and on the density variations occurring in both the unhardened and hardened condition of the concrete. In situ density variations were studied by the use of three techniques: ULTRASONIC PULSE VELOCITY, HEAT DEVELOPMENT, AND HARDENED CONCRETE SAMPLES. Fresh concrete unit weights were used for the unhardened concrete quality control. Rate-of-hardening tests were conducted to aid in the estimation of form-removal times. Methods of reducing plastic shrinkage and bleeding are discussed. (Author, modified-PL)
Initial evaluation of the free-field response of the large blast load generator by T. E Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests were conducted in a 23-foot-diameter, nuclear-blast-simulation device in order to calibrate the device and to determine the free-field response of soil specimens loaded dynamically. Two free-field sand specimens, each 10 feet deep, were tested at overpressures ranging from 39 to 450 psi. Twenty-nine tests were made on one specimen and five on the other. Soil tests, conducted both preshot and postshot to determine changes in the physical composition of the specimens, are described. Measurements of blast pressure, free-field pressure, free-field acceleration, and free-field arrival time were made. The results are tabulated. The regions within the specimen affected by the boundaries of the test chamber were approximately defined. (Author)
Laboratory investigation of plastic-glass fiber reinforcement for reinforced and prestressed concrete by John C Wines( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityArmed Forces Special Weapons Project (U.S.)

controlled identityUnited States. Defense Nuclear Agency

controlled identityUnited States. Department of Defense

controlled identityUnited States. Department of the Army

controlled identityUnited States. Department of the Navy

controlled identityUnited States. Navy Department

controlled identityUnited States. War Department

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DASA (Defense Atomic Support Agency)

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United States. Department of the Army. Defense Atomic Support Agency

United States. Department of the Navy. Defense Atomic Support Agency

United States. Dept. of Defense. Defense Atomic Support Agency

United States. Dept. of the Army. Defense Atomic Support Agency

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