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Review of Effects of Hypervelocity Jets and Projectiles on Rock

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1968
AUTHOR: George B. Clark, Charles J. Haas, John W. Brown, Clifford D. Muir
OFFICE: RPD
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment, Intelligent Railroad Systems, Tracks & Structures
KEYWORDS: Excavating Equipment, Mining, Tunnels
ABSTRACT: New methods are being continuously sought which will radically increase the rates of tunnel excavation. Attention has turned to the use of hypervelocity impact as a means of cutting and breaking rock, as well as the use of lasers, electric current, explosive drilling, high frequency vibration, etc. The information in this report was assembled and analyzed to give a state of the art summary of hypervelocity techniques which show promise for use in cutting and breaking rock. These include the use of water jets, metallic jets and hypervelocity projectiles.
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