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SIMULATION OF BLASTING INDUCED ROCK MOTION USING SPHERICAL ELEMENT MODELS

LEE M. TAYLOR (Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc. 100 Medway Street, Providence, RI 02906–4402, USA)
DALE S. PREECE (Advanced Technology Division, 6258, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, USA)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Control of the rock motion associated with blasting can have significant economic benefits. For example, surface coal mining can be made more efficient if the overburden material can be cast further with explosives, leaving less work for mechanical equipment. The final muck pile shape in every type of surface and underground blasting is controlled by the blasting induced motion of the rock. A theoretically sound method of predicting rock motion will be beneficial to understanding the blasting process.

Citation

TAYLOR, L.M. and PREECE, D.S. (1992), "SIMULATION OF BLASTING INDUCED ROCK MOTION USING SPHERICAL ELEMENT MODELS", Engineering Computations, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023863

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