Evaluation and durability testing of a staged combustion rock ripper - 2 volume set. Phase 1 - increased economy of dozing operations using controlled fuel/air explosions.
Colburn JW Jr.; Melton RB Jr.
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Enhancement of bulldozing production rate through the use of fuel- air explosions for soil displacement was studied using scale-model testing. It was concluded that the process is applicable to conventional bulldozing as well as side-casting, and that it is technically feasible as well as economical. Further development work is recommended for the construction of a full-size unit for evaluation.
CP; Final Contract Report
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NTIS: PB 278 266 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Southwest Research Institute