Saharan , Mani Ram (2005) Destress Blasting in hard rock mines - a state-of-the-art review. CIM Bulletin, 98 (1091). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0317-0926

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A brief overview of rockburst control measures is presented. The paper then elaborates on one key rockburst control measure, which is known as destress blasting. A historical background of the technique is presented in order to understand different aspects of its field application. The publication enumerates key aspects of the technique as being used in practice in South Africa and North America. The paper also presents an analysis of three case studies in order to demonstrate difficulties associated with the field application of distress blasting in hard rock mines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rockburst, Rockburst control measures, Destress blasting, Ground control, Underground mining, Hard rock mines.
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 05:34
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:34

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