Hydraulic Hammer Drilling Technology: Developments and Capabilities

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Yuri Melamed, Andrei Kiselev

SKB “Geotechnika,” 2ya Roschinskaya str. 10, Moscow 113191, Russia

Michael Gelfgat

Aquatic Company, Letnikovskaya str. 7–9, Moscow 113114, Russia

Don Dreesen, James Blacic

Los Alamos National Laboratory, GeoEngineering Group, MS D443, Los Alamos, NM 87545

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(1), 1-7 (Sep 27, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483154 History: Received February 02, 1997; Revised September 27, 1999
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The hydraulic machine of Bassinger, USA, 1948–1957 5
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The direct action hydraulic hammer, general scheme 10
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The submerged pneumatic elastic reflector PPO-70, GI, Ukraine 10
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Hydraulic wave hard reflector, SKB Geotechnika, 1984
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Drill bit bearing design scheme 13
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Three-cone 59 and 46-mm-dia drill bit, general scheme 13
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Unified hydraulic hammer, SKB Geotochnika 9
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Plots with percussion-rotary test results at the MEI DRC



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