SALMON was a nuclear explosion in the Tatum salt dome, near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that took place on October 22, 1964. Computational attempts to simulate the experimental results had been largely unsuccessful. Recent calculations suggest that the reason is that the salt yield strength is extremely sensitive to strain hardening. The hardening effect had not been observed in laboratory-scale measurements, which were not made at small enough strain levels and may not have been representative of in-situ pore-fluid pressure.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.