Method of Scrapping Steel Structures
A method of breaking up a structure for the recovery of steel as scrap. The structure has steel plates forming a compartment secured to framing in the compartment. The method includes at least partially filling the compartment with a substantially incompressible substance and placing explosive in the substance in the compartment. The explosive is sufficient and adapted on detonation thereof to pressurize the compartment to the extent of causing separation of the plates from the framing. The method further includes detonating the explosive.
G. E. Shapiro and P. N. Worsey, "Method of Scrapping Steel Structures," The Curators of the University of Missouri, Jan 2003.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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