Ramulu, M. (2010) Development of new blast vibration prediction model incorporating burden variations in surface blasting. International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 1 (2). pp. 72-88. ISSN 1947-8488

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The globally followed common vibration predictor model includes distance from source to vibration monitoring location and quantity of explosive charge per delay without giving much consideration to blast design parameters. Though there are qualitative assertions on the influence of burden on the vibration intensity by many researchers, no work on quantification of influence of burden has been reported. This paper deals with the development of a predictor model incorporating burden deviations in the existing predictor equation. The influence of burden on the vibration was viewed from the angle of detonation and rock fracturing during blasting. The new predictor equation is based on existing models developed by other researchers on the influence of burden on the blasthole pressure and vibration intensity as well as on some logical assumptions. The influence of burden on vibration was examined in two independent phases of blasting, and the net effect was calculated by adding the influence in both the phases. The study provides a quantitative explanation for the common observations of increased vibration levels produced by the blast rounds with excess burden and/ or misfired shots.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blasting, Burden, Peak Particle Velocity (Vmax), Predictor Model, Vibration Intensity
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 05:13
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 05:13
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/531

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