Rock excavation with microwaves: a literature review

Juan Carlos Santamarina*

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Abstract

Research on the use of microwaves for breaking rocks started in the late fifties. In this paper, the principles of microwave heating and the possible mechanisms responsible for the breaking of rocks are explained. The review includes field and laboratory studies, costs, and safety issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFound Eng Curr Princ Pract
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages459-473
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0872627047
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices - Evanston, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 25 1989Jun 29 1989

Publication series

NameFound Eng Curr Princ Pract

Other

OtherFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices
CityEvanston, IL, USA
Period06/25/8906/29/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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