The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is developing chemical explosive excavation as a construction technique for use on Civil Works projects. Large chemical charges are being used in multiple charge arrays in a variety of media and topographic situations to achieve actual construction projects. The target is the development of chemical and nuclear explosive excavation as an accepted cost-competitive construction technique.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appeared in the proceedings of the North American Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 1972, Vol. 2. Conference was held by the Society of Mining Engineers the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Gates, R H
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: Figures; References;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM