Application of Military Guns to High Speed Drilling and Excavation in Rock--Project REAM.
Final rept. Apr-Dec 73,
PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CALIF
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In a joint program between the U.S. Army and the Bureau of Mines, military guns have been used to demonstrate a variety of excavation operations in rock. During field tests, 90-mm and 105-mm guns mounted on an M107 carrier were used to drill holes, drive tunnel, form a cut in a surface outcropping and break large boulders. A silencer, developed for the 90-mm system and tested underground for the Bureau of Mines tunneling and mining applications, is proposed to allow surface excavation in peacetime with artillery and tank guns. Modified author abstract
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies