Mandal, S.K and Singh, M.M. and Dasgupta, S. (2008) Theoretical Concept to Understand Plan and Design Smooth Blasting Pattern. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 26 (4). pp. 399-416. ISSN 0960-3182

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Considering different mechanical cutting tools for excavation of rock, drilling and blasting is said to be inexpensive and at the same time most acceptable and compatible to any geo-excavation condition. Depending upon strength properties of in-situ rock mass, characteristics of joint pattern and required quality of blasting, control blasting techniques viz., pre-split and smooth blasting are commonly implemented to achieve an undamaged periphery rock-wall. To minimize magnitude of damage or overbreak, the paper emphasized that in-situ stresses and re-distribution of stresses during the process of excavation should be considered prior to selection of explosive parameters and implementation of any suitable blast pattern. Rock structure being not massive in nature, the paper firstly explains the influence of discontinuities and design parameters on smooth-wall blasting. Considering the empirical equations for estimation of stress wave’s magnitude and its attenuation characteristics through transmitting medium, the paper has put forward a mathematical model for smooth blasting pattern. The model firstly illustrates that rock burden for each hole should be sub-divided into thin micro strips/slabs to understand the characteristics of wave transmission through the medium and lastly with the help of beam theory of structural dynamics have put forward a mathematical model to analyze and design an effective smooth blasting pattern to achieve an undamaged periphery rock-wall.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blast parameters, � Borehole pressure � Attenuation characteristics, � Characteristic of joint orientation, � Smooth blasting
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2011 09:38
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2011 09:38

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