EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

LA INGENIERIA EN EXPLOSIVOS EN LA INGENIERIA VIAL

The author reports on research, studies, and experiences related to highway safety and maintenance economics on rock slopes in highway construction, carried out by his company. He explains techniques for splitting and presplitting of rock slopes, theoretically and analytically, and describes two projects where the techniques were applied. This method is now used widely in Europe and the United States. Two new explosive accessories, Tunex and Fanel, have been developed to replace the traditional chain charges and electric detonators, and provide greater operator safety. Caballero describes the development and use of these innovative accessories, and also presents a case history on experimental use on National Route 3 in Tierra del Fuego. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Caballero, J C
    • Rousseau, H J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM