Accession Number:

ADA005006

Title:

A review of Explosives Used in Explosive Excavation Research Laboratory Projects Since 1969

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary 1969-1973

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION LIVERMORE CA EXPLOSIVE EXCAVATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Since 1969, EERL has been engaged primarily in using commercially developed explosives and blasting agents in a variety of explosive excavation jobs and experiments. Dry and wet slurry explosives and blasting agents have comprised the bulk of these products, which are generally fuel-oxidizer mixes with an ammonium nitrate base. General properties of these explosives are covered. The specific products used by EERL are discussed in detail as are the media in which they were used. The present techniques available for procuring explosives are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE