The article distinguishes percussive rock drilling from other methods such as rotary abrasive drilling, rotary cutting and rotary crushing. The first part of the article compares pneumatic rock drills with hydraulic equipment and includes sections on tunnel driving, roof bolting and rock anchoring, and probe hole drilling. The second part covers surface drilling and also compares pneumatic with hydraulic equipment. The application of percussive rock drills in rock excavation, contour drilling, rock splitting, underwater drilling excavation and overburden drilling are considered. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Edmunds, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-9-10

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  • Accession Number: 00309608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM