Pal Roy, P. (1995) Breakage assessment through cluster analysis of joint set orientations of exposed benches of opencast mines. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 13 (2). pp. 79-92. ISSN 0960-3182

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This paper substantiates, through three different case studies, that the breakage assessment of opencast bench blasting can be made scientifically through the analysis of joint set orientations of different exposed benches in association with the corresponding face direction. Joint orientations, dip and strike of bedding planes have a significant influence on rock breakage. They can have decelerating effects on blasting performance, which may be rectified by geological mapping, and subsequently modifying the blast design parameters

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Joint orientation; cluster analysis; fragmentation; backbreak; and break; and break breakage assessment.
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 11:19
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 11:17

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