Deliberate Road Crater Design Test Series: Raystown, Pennsylvania
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The Deliberate Road Crater Design Test Series was conducted in May 1973 near the Raystown Reservoir project, Huntingdon, Pa. The tests consisted of several deliberate road cratering designs and a series of equal-weight cratering comparisons. The two explosives involved were the U.S. Army 40-lb 18.1-kg cratering charge and a slurry explosive developed for Army consideration. Test results demonstrated that the slurry performed as well as the standard cartering charges. The various designs used resulted in effective road craters. It was demonstrated that creating emplacement holes for the explosive is the most difficult operation in road cratering.
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