Accession Number : AD0707439

Title :   CONVENTIONAL EXCAVATION METHODS AND COSTS FOR USE IN FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL EARTHWORK PROJECTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wills,John D. ; Brunken,Carrol O.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 258

Abstract : Modern earthmoving projects require that close consideration be given to the planning and engineering of equipment systems. Although the use of nuclear explosives offers a new approach to moving huge quantities of material, conventional equipment would still be required for a substantial portion of the work. The purpose of this report is to provide information on current methods and costs of using conventional earthmoving equipment in conjunction with projects excavated by nuclear explosives. However, the information is applicable to any large scale excavation project. The initial sections of the report present introductory material and the basic fundamentals of estimating the costs for earthwork excavation. Section 6 discusses the principles of selecting an equipment system. The remaining sections discuss the major items of equipment which might be used on a major earthwork project. The Appendices contain references, supplemental information on price adjustment factors and illustrative problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL ENGINEERING, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, COSTS), DETONATIONS, DRILLS, TRACTORS, BULLDOZERS, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), CONVEYORS, RAILROADS, CRATERING, COMPACTING, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, TIME STUDIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE