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  • E-mail: slacarc[@]slac.stanford.edu
  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 97, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.370

Aetron Blume and Atkinson Reports, 1961-1966

Early studies leading up to and supporting the April 18, 1957 formal proposal for a two-mile accelerator at Stanford University were performed by a Project M study group on campus, by the Utah Construction company, the Bechtel Corporation, and the University of California Radiation laboratory (later the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.) The joint venture Aetron-Blume-Atkinson (ABA) – comprised of people from the Aetron Division of Aerojet-General Corporation; John A. Blume and Associates, Engineers; and the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company – also completed studies related to the proposed project.

The following is a list of ABA numbered reports relating to the development of the SLAC proposal and known to the SLAC Archives and History Office. Links are provided to digitized copies of all ABA reports held by the SLAC Archives.

Note: Most links on this page open pdf files, which require the free Acrobat Reader.

  • Report on the Proposed Stanford Two-Mile Linear Electron Accelerator at Sand Hill Site. Including: Site Feasibility, Earthquake Risk, Cost Estimates. Volume IV. Prepared for The United States Atomic Energy Commission San Francisco Operations office by John A. Blume & Associates, Engineers, San Francisco, California. December 1960.
    • Part 1 (frontmatter through page XX-2, Includes Table of Contents)
    • Part 2 (pages XX-3 to XXI-12)
    • Part 3 (pages XXI-13 to XXII-7 )
    • Part 4 (pages XXII-8 to XXII-19, and drawings )
    • Part 5 (continues drawings, pages XXIII-1 to XXIII-10, and drawings)
    • Part 6 (continues drawings, pages XXIV-1 to XXIV-4, Appendix P, part 1)
    • Part 7 (Appendix P, part 2, Appendix A, part 1)
    • Part 8 (Appendix A, part 2)
    • Part 9 (Appendix A, part 3)
    • Part 10 (Appendix A, part 4, Appencices Q-V)
     
  • ABA Numbered Reports:
    • ABA 1 May, 1961. Skjei. Investigations of Benchmark Elevation Changes in Sand Hill Area,
    • ABA 2 May, 1961 Sharpe Monthly Progress Report for Period 4/1/1961 - 4/30/1961
    • ABA 3 June, 1961 Dyer Heat Transfer Systems Study
    • ABA 4 May, 1961 Liik Project Facilities, Factors to be Considered in Development of Fire Protection and Prevention Criteria
    • ABA 5 August, 1961 Krouse Accelerator Tube Demineralized Water System Instrumentation and Control Study
    • ABA 6 July-August, 1961 Niedhamer Fuels, Boilers, and Waste Heat Utilization Studies (Ammendum A)
    • ABA 7 July, 1961 Niedhamer Air Conditioning Data and Practices for the Palo Alto Area
    • ABA 8 June, 1961 Krouse Test Laboratory Hydrogen Detection System Proposal
    • ABA 9 June, 1961 Sharpe Monthly Progress Report for Period 5/1/1961 - 5/31/1961
    • ABA 10 August, 1961 Dyer Schematic Design - Test Laboratory Area Mechanical Heat Transfer and Fire Protection (Revision 3)
    • ABA 11 August, 1961 Dyer Outline Specification - Test Laboratory Heat Transfer Systems (Revision 2)
    • ABA 12 June, 1961 Krouse Facility Fire Detection System Criteria
    • ABA 13 July, 1961 Krouse Automatic and Manual - T Water Controls for Klystron Test Cells
    • ABA 14 July - August, 1961 Swanson/ Biebesheimer Project M Telephone System (Revised August, 1961)
    • ABA 15 August, 1961 Liik Report of Accomplishments Subcontract S-128 6/30/1961
    • ABA 16 July, 1961 Krouse General Specifications, Test Laboratory Utility Instrumentation
    • ABA 17 cancelled Krouse Outline Specifications, Site Development Utility Instrumentation
    • ABA 18 September, 1961 Mauer/ Krouse Public Adress System, Project M, Proposed Design Criteria
    • ABA 19 March, 1962 Hansen/ Buhrig Intercommunication System, Project M, Proposed Design Criteria
    • ABA 20 August, 1961 Smothers A Preliminary Analysis of System Coordination Related to Circuit Protection and Feeder Size
    • ABA 21 July, 1961 Gilbert A Study of the Use of Pile Supports for the Accelerator Pipes
    • ABA 22 August, 1961 Sharpe Monthly Progress Report for Period 7/1/1961 - 7/31/1961
    • ABA 23 August, 1961 Niedhamer Refrigeration Systems for Air Conditioning
    • ABA 24 October, 1961 Smothers AC Power Systems Cost Study 1997-020
    • ABA 25 October, 1961 Niedhamer Humidity in Accelerator Housing 1997-020
    • ABA 26 October, 1961 Sharpe Monthly Progress Report for Period 8/1/1961 - 9/30/1961
    • ABA 27 October, 1961 Gilbert Interim Report: the Use of Heavy Aggregates as Radiation Shielding Fill for the Stanford Linear Accelerator
    • ABA 28 October, 1961 Liik Project M Facilities Design, Health and Safety Considerations
    • ABA 29 November, 1961 Sharpe Monthly Progress Report for Period 10/1/1961 - 10/31/1961
    • ABA 30 November, 1961 Keith/ Logan Title I Report, Initial Site Improvements FY 1962 for Project M Site
    • ABA 31 December, 1961 Tabor Preliminary Geological Report on the Two-Mile Stanford Linear Electron Accelerator
    • ABA 32 March, 1962 Dirth Title I Report on Administration Engineering Building
    • ABA 33 January, 1962 Liik Title I Report on Utility Building A and Heat Transfer Systems, Laboratory Area
    • ABA 34 December, 1961 Gilbert Estimated Construction Cost of Accelerator Housing with Various Inside Dimensions
    • ABA 35 December, 1961 Keith report of Preliminary Trials of Optical Alignment
    • ABA 36 January, 1962 Sharpe Monthly Progress Reprt for Period 11/1/1961 - 1/15/1962
    • ABA 37 February, 1962 Smothers Master Substation Design Plan
    • ABA 38 February, 1962 Gilbert Study of Alternate Methods of Construction of the Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 39 March, 1962 Keith Study on Water Supply Alternates for SLAC (Revised May, 1962)
    • ABA 40 March, 1962 Keith/ Dirth Site Utilities Distribution, Title I
    • ABA 41 March, 1962 Skjei Progress Report on Ground Movement Investigations
    • ABA 42 March, 1962 Merrick Design Criteria Report: Foundation Grading and Cross Drainage for the Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 43 July, 1962 Liik Title I Report on Construction Office Building
    • ABA 44 April, 1962 Liik Title I Report on Electronics and StoresBuilding and Fabrication Building
    • ABA 45 May, 1962 Merrick Design Criteria Report, Accelerator Housing Project
    • ABA 46 June, 1962 Keith Title I Report for Foundation Grading and Cross Drainage for Accelerator Housing Station (2+25 to 30+50)
    • ABA 47 June, 1962 Biebesheimer Title I Report on Electrical Site Utilities Distribution
    • ABA 48 August, 1962 Harris Design Criteria Report for Klystron Gallery
    • ABA 49 July, 1962 Brittain Earth Movement Surveys
    • ABA 50 August, 1962 Biebesheimer Study of Sewage Alternates at SLAC
    • ABA 51 August, 1962 Swanson/ Biebesheimer Study on 220kv Substation for SLAC
    • ABA 52 August, 1962 Brittain Horizontal Movement Surveys
    • ABA 53 August, 1962 Harris Design Report for Accelerator Housing Accessways
    • ABA 54 August, 1962 Leys Title I Report on Central Laboratory
    • ABA 55 December, 1961 Leys Title I Report on Heavy Assembly Building
    • ABA 56 September, 1962 Biebesheimer/ Paroulek Title I Report for SLAC Administrative Telephone System
    • ABA 57 October, 1962 Harris Title I Report on Accelerator Housing and Earthwork
    • ABA 58 January, 1963 Harris Title I Report on Klystron Gallery and Associated Utilities and Site Improvement
    • ABA 59 October, 1962 Liik Design Criteria Report for Control Building
    • ABA 60 November, 1962 Tabor Interim Geological Report on Two-Mile Linear Electron Accelerator Site, San Mateo County, California
    • ABA 61 April, 1963 Biesbeheimer Title I Report for the 220kv Master Substitution
    • ABA 62 January, 1963 Gilbert/ Keith Report on the Use of Piles for Support of the Accelerator Tube
    • ABA 63 January, 1963 Keith Preliminary Report on Rate of Change Curvature along the Accelerator Alignment
    • ABA 64 December, 1962 Skjei/ Brittain Accelerator Foundation Movement Observation and Control Room
    • ABA 65 January, 1963 Keith Analysis of Accelerator Housing Movement Tolerances
    • ABA 66 February, 1963 Brittain Design of the Accelerator Service Shafts
    • ABA 67 January, 1963 Brittain Earth Movement Surveys for SLAC
    • ABA 68 February, 1963 Keith Considerations in Design of Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 69 March, 1963 Biebesheimer Title I Report for Loop Road and Associated Site Improvements
    • ABA 70 February, 1963 Biebesheimer Water Line Study
    • ABA 71 March, 1963 Niedhamer Tempurature Insulation Requirements
    • ABA 72 April, 1963 Biebesheimer Title I Draft - Landscaping
    • ABA 73 April, 1963 Liik Title I Report on Control Building - Draft
    • ABA 74 April, 1963 Edwards/ Liik/ Gilbert Preliminary Report of Considerations in Design for Beam Switchyard (Revised May, 1963)
    • ABA 75 June, 1963 Liik Title I Report for Chemical Cleaning Area, Fabrication Building
    • ABA 76 July, 1963 Liik Design Criteria Report for Beam Switchyard
    • ABA 77 July, 1963 Edwards Design Criteria Report for Cafeteria/ Auditorium/ Shops Dining Room
    • ABA 78 June, 1963 Harris Economic Comparison of On-Site Versus Off-Site Concrete Plant
    • ABA 79 July, 1963 Keith Occurrence of Cracking in Concrete Buildings
    • ABA 80 July, 1963 Brittain Progress Report on Earth Movement
    • ABA 81 September, 1963 Liik Materials Handling System in Beam Switchyard
    • ABA 82 October, 1963 Keith/ Harris Review of Surface Coating for Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 83 December, 1963 Leys Design Criteria Report for End Station A
    • ABA 84 December, 1963 Harris Design Criteria Report for End Station B
    • ABA 85 December, 1963 Liik Title I Draft for Beam Switchyard
    • ABA 86 January, 1964 Edwards/ Swanson/ Biebesheimer Design Criteria Report for Target Area Site Improvements and Utilities
    • ABA 87 February, 1964 Leys Title I Draft Report for Auditorium/ Cafeteria/ Shops Dining Room
    • ABA 88 March, 1965 Skjei/ Tabor/ Conwell/ Danehy Geologic Site Investigation of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - Summary Report
    • ABA 89 February, 1964 Niedhamer Heating End Stations A and B
    • ABA 90 July, 1963 Osgood Preliminary Concrete Design Studies for the Initial Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 91 April, 1964 Leys Title I Report on End Station A
    • ABA 92 May, 1964 Harris Title I Report on End Station B
    • ABA 93 February, 1964 Swanson/ Niedhamer Beam Switchyard Ventilation Study
    • ABA 94 March, 1964 Rulofson/ Niedhamer Design Evaluation Report on Piping Materials for the Low Conductivity Water System in the Target Area
    • ABA 95 June, 1964 Biebesheimer Title I Report - Area Lighting
    • ABA 96 July, 1964 Boyle/ Keith Progress Report on the Use of Low-Shrink Concrete, Epoxy Injection Filling of Concrete Cracks and Boron Additive Concrete in Accelerator Housing
    • ABA 97 July, 1964 Osgood Investigations of the Effect of Boron Admixture on Concrete Properties
    • ABA 98 August, 1964 Leys Title Report - Cryogenics Facility
    • ABA 99 August, 1964 Smith Procurement of Cooling Towers
    • ABA 100 September, 1964 Smith Procurement of Unit Substations
    • ABA 101 August, 1964 Crocker Second Story Addition to One Story Wing - Central Laboratory
    • ABA 102 March, 1965 Brittain Progress Report on Earth Movement Survey
    • ABA 103 April - June, 1965 Osgood Investigation of Coarse Aggreagate from the Tunnel Rock Quarry Supplement
    • ABA 104 September, 1965 Niedhamer/ Naughten Design, Installation and Testing of the Klystron Gallery Cooling Tower Water Lines
    • ABA 105 September, 1965 Hyde Titl I Report for Data Assembly Building Addition
    • ABA 106 May, 1966 Brittain/ Boyle Earth Movement Investigations and Geodetic Control for SLAC
    • ABA 107 September, 1966 Sharpe Engineering Design Summary Report

Please Note: ABA reports written and submitted after the firm was selected to provide architect engineer-management services for the construction of SLAC (1962-1971), are part of the SLAC numbered reports series, and can be found online in full text the SPIRES-HEP database.

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