Fragmentation in small-scale confined blasting
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 3, no 1, 72-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Design of sub-level blasting rounds and optimisation has become more important now when the sizes of the blasting rings get larger. Sufficient fragmentation is one of the key factors, and in confined blasting as in sub-level caving, this influences the mobilisation of the blasted ring. Model scale tests have been made to understand the mechanisms of rock breakage and therefore fragmentation under relatively confined conditions. By using the acoustic impedance between the blasted material and the confining debris, a relationship for fragmentation has been found depending on material, specific charge (powder factor) and physical properties of the debris. The results can be comparable with confined blasting in large scale.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 72-94 p.
Civil engineering and architecture - Geoengineering and mining engineering
Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Geoteknik och gruvteknik
Research subject Mining and Rock Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14059DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2011.041450Local ID: d5fd2a83-3773-4398-a134-28505823832eOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14059DiVA: diva2:987013
Validerad; 2011; 20110907 (dan930)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved