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Sullivan, Jeremiah J.

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
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Explosive ditching and pavement breaching tests at Yuma Proving Ground, 1978-1980 by George A Woodbury( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beginning in FY 1975, the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) assumed management of a Corps of Engineers research program for Military Engineering Applications of Commercial Explosives (MEACE). In early 1977, the Army Material Development and Readiness Command initiated a program to standardize a blasting agent for Army use and indentified a pumpable slurry for standardization tests. The slurry blasting agent selected, IRECO DBA-105P, packaged as a binary explosive for military use, was officially designated (August 1978) as Demolition Kit, Blasting XM268. This report describes ditching tests using buried, slurry-filled pipe at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). Problems of pipe emplacement, pumping, and slurry priming (or boostering) in the filled pipes were studied. Ditching in a desert soil of known poor cratering capability, representinng a likely 'worst case' cratering condition (by soil type), was assessed. The Yuma test demonstrates that previously buried 600-ft lengths of 4-in.-diam PVC pipe may be pumped full with DBA-105P and detonated from one end, producing antiarmor ditches upon order. It is concluded that employment of the pumpable XM268 in preemplaced long pipes is a workable concept and that successful application in pavement breaching (paved roadway ditching) appears highly probable
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