The application of the Kuz-Ram model for the prediction of fragmentation is used worldwide, in Coimolache Mine it was used to determine blast domains and optimize the process by obtaining drilling patterns that meet a required X80 and reducing the uncertainty of drilling.
A new technology for energy distribution optimization, supported by NIOSH.
This paper will cover blasting techniques that are applicable to underground and other rescue that involves removing obstacles and breaking rock in close proximity to rescuers and subjects.
Underground Blasting, Blasting Induced Fumes, Entrapped Fumes, Ventilation, Mine Re-entry/ Dilution Time, Safety, Efficiency
In order to achieve anti-terrorism, production safety, better explosive performance, lower cost, and environment protection, we developed HMS (emulsification in borehole).
Very little studies have investigated the behavior of cracks in unlined tunnels over long periods of time, especially when such flaws are subjected to blast-induced vibrations. Using a pool of 30+ blast events, a positive correlation was found between the peak particle velocity and peak crack movement.
This paper compares measured blast induced strains on operating, full scale, buried pipelines with three similar past studies. The recently performed study represents realistic and modern pipeline blasting techniques combined with modern data acquisition. The evaluation compares measured PPV and strain, as well as calculated stress, at equivalent scaled distances.
Harmonic energetic delamination a building is being considered for demolition at a formerly known atomic power lab. The building is within a containment structure under a negative pressure, so that no radioactive material is leaked out to the environment.
A new approach was developed to make this work possible.
Global wall strains from 4 to 77 micro-strains were measured at three structures adjacent to a highly-confined Florida quarry blast when PPV amplitudes ranged up to 6.05 in/s. Increasing the peak zero-crossing frequencies with carefully control delay timing helped to lower ground displacements affecting wall strains.
We have analyzed overpressure and ground vibration measurements for construction blasting for a large pipeline project. These field-measured levels have been compared to existing prediction curves in the literature and new curves have been proposed for overpressure and ground vibration for pipeline construction blasting activities.