PEAT BLASTING IN IN SCHLESWING-HOLSTEIN AND BAVARIA 1958- 1963

IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE E3 FROM HAMBURG THROUGH RENDSBURG, SCHLESWIG AND FLENSBURG, A NUMBER OF PEAT BOGS WEST OF RENDSBURG AND SOUTH OF SCHLESWIG, UP TO 360 METERS IN LENGTH AND WITH DEPTHS UP TO 17 METRES WERE DISCOVERED. SOUTH OF RENDSBURG ON THE B202, PEAT BOGS WITH 70 AND 110 METRES LENGTH AND DEPTHS UP TO 12 METRES WERE DISCOVERED. ON A RELIEVING BYPASS NEAR FLENSBURG, A STRETCH OF BOG 140 METRES LONG WITH A MAXIMUM DEPTH OF 24 METRES WAS DISCOVERED. THE AUTHOR REPORTS ON THESE STRETCHES, WHICH HAVE BEEN IN TRAFFIC USE FOR BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR YEARS, AND FOR WHICH PEAT-BLASTING WAS USED, SINCE, OWING TO THE EXCESSIVE DEPTH, HIGH WATER CONTENT AND SOFT CONSISTENCY OF THE PEAT, NEITHER COMPLETE STRIPPING NOR SAND-DRAINAGE COULD BE USED. THE PEAT-BLASTING METHODS USED IN THE INDIVIDUAL CONSTRUCTION SECTIONS ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL, MENTIONING THE SOIL CLASSIFICATION, PEAT AND SLUDGE BEDS, CONSUMPTION OF EXPLOSIVES AND COSTS AND WITH MANY SECTIONAL AND BLASTING DIAGRAMS. /RRL/FGL

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    • Vol 14, No 7, PP 777-784, 20 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Garras, A
  • Publication Date: 1965-7

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  • Accession Number: 00214615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1994 12:00AM