Accession Number:

AD0763177

Title:

Military Engineering Application of Commercial Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION LIVERMORE CA EXPLOSIVE EXCAVATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

Explosive excavation is a relatively new technology for creating barriers, destroying targets, and constructing military aids e.g., bunker emplacements in the theater of operations. This technology stems from research in explosive excavation performed since 1962. It is acknowledged that the military engineer is in need of a military engineering tool that will satisfy his earth-moving requirements and increase his ability to defeat the enemy in less time, with fewer men, and less equipment. The report compares the advantages of various bulk commercial explosives with the Armys arsenal of conventional explosives. Large-scale excavation with bulk explosives shows overall cost and time benefits. Two military related experiments utilizing bulk explosives are presented--with an evaluation of the associated cost and time savings.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE