Accession Number : AD0761719

Title :   Explosive Excavation Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Gates,Richard H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Large reductions in emplacement and explosive costs have been experienced in the past two years in the process of developing explosive excavation, and further significant reductions appear feasible. These reductions, when combined with more efficient designs and execution techniques, should continue the downward cost trend of explosive excavation. When this reducing cost trend is compared with the rising cost trend of conventional construction, the promise of significant savings in both time and money is evident for many future excavation projects. The development of chemical explosive excavation and its acceptance as a commonly used construction technique will also be a major step toward acceptance of nuclear explosive excavation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONSTRUCTION, *EXPLOSIVES), CRATERING, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIVES, COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE