This book will include the latest principles behind the processes of drilling and excavation on Earth and other planets. It covers the categories of drills, the history of drilling and excavation, various drilling techniques and associated issues , rock coring (acquisition, damage control, caching and transport, restoration of "in-situ" conditions and data interpretation), as well as unconsolidated soil drilling and borehole stability. It describes the drilling process from basic science and associated process of breaking and penetrating various media and the required hardware and the process of excavation and analysis of the sampled media.
1. Introduction to Drilling. 2. Fundamental Principles of Drilling. 3. Additive Manufacturing Applied to Drilling Systems. 4. Drilling for Oil and Gas. 5. Geothermal Drilling. 6. Underwater Drilling. 7. Drilling in Ice. 8. Drilling in Mining. 9. Drilling in Construction Industry. 10. Extraterrestrial Drilling. 11. Environmental Friendly Drilling. 12. Aseptic Drilling as Applied to Sample Acquisition. 13. Drilling Automation.