CUTTING SEA ICE BY DIRECTED BLASTING

The use of directed blasting can prove a very effective means in solving a number of practical problems: the creation in the pripay (fast shore ice) of ice-free channels for the passage of ships with a weak hull, for laying pipes or cable from the ice surface, and so forth. Placing the charges according to a prescribed system and exploding them through brief time intervals in a fixed sequence can assure the directed removal of ice along the given direction. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Draft trans. of Arktichaskii i Antarkticheskii Nauchno-Issledovatelskii Institut. Trudy (USSR) v300 p177-195 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    72 Lyme Road
    Hanover, NH  USA  03755-1290
  • Authors:
    • Nikolaev, S E
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL-TL396
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM