Accession Number:

ADA026529

Title:

Development of Equipment for Explosive Drilling.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 75-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

AAI CORP COCKEYSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A development program was conducted to provide special equipment for use in a planned rapid drilling, lightweight, high capacity, explosive drilling system. Development services were provided for a unique multi-jet, all plastic, shaped charge capsule used as the drilling tool, and an automatic feeder mechanism to feed the capsules to the borehole. This feeder equipment was adapted to a small commercial drilling unit to create an explosive drilling capability. Safety, capsule producibility, and explosive loading of the capsule were prime considerations during design and development.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE