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The Development of Special Sequentially-Timed Charges for Breaking Frozen Waterways

Stanislav Lichorobiec, Karla Barčová, Tomáš Dorazil, Radovan Skácel, Ladislav Říha, Martin Červenka
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2016, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 32-41
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2016-0005
This article documents the development of the noninvasive use of explosives during the destruction of ice mass in river flows. The system of special sequentially-timed charges utilizes the increase in efficiency of cutting charges by covering them with bags filled with water, while simultaneously increasing the effect of the entire system of timed charges. Timing, spatial combinations during placement, and the linking of these charges results in the loosening of ice barriers on a frozen waterway, while at the same time regulating the size of the ice fragments. The developed charges will increase the operability and safety of IRS units.
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