Himanshu, Vivek Kumar and Roy, M. P. and Shankar, Ravi and Mishra, A. K. and Singh, P. K. (2021) Empirical Approach Based Estimation of Charge Factor and Dimensional Parameters in Underground Blasting. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. pp. 1059-1069.

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Blasting with the aim to reduce oversize boulders in underground has many hurdles due to limited accessibilities and poor site conditions. Optimized drilling and blasting parameters can help to achieve this objective. The major challenges of the blast designers lie within deciding blast geometry, namely drill hole diameter, burden, and spacing. The general approaches covered worldwide to determine burden-spacing are based on various rules of thumb, which are based on previous experiences of blasts and the associated outcomes. However, many parameters influencing optimum burden-spacing to achieve desired fragment size are site specific. Sometimes drill geometry is decided based on associated blasting hazards rather than rock fragmentation. The Kuz–Ram model is a worldwide accepted rock fragmentation predictor. The parameters associated with this predictor also include burden-spacing for a blast. Back calculation of burden-spacing from the Kuz–Ram model can be used to achieve desired fragment size. This paper deals with burden-spacing determination by using an empirical approach for the underground stope ring blasting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charge factor Underground Toe burden Stoping Ring Rock fragmentation
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 10:02
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 10:02
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2348

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