Accession Number:

AD0724646

Title:

Study of Explosives for Lunar Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

The report describes a preliminary study of the use of chemical high explosives in support of anticipated lunar base activities. The introductory sections present a brief summary of terrestrial chemical high explosives state-of-the-art in the fields of excavation, quarrying, mining, tunneling, shallow-hole drilling and seismic surveying. Explosive excavation is described through discussions of explosive excavation principles, explosives and their properties, methods of charge emplacement and firing, and phenomena and methods of predicting magnitudes of the potentially harmful explosion side effects of ground motion, airblast, and missile ejecta throwout. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE