Investigation Of Blast Damage And Underground Stability

Singh, S. Paul
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1993
The implications of blast damage are harmful in both economic and physical sense. To understand the mysterious nature of blast damage assessment and prediction, field work was done by driving an experimental tunnel in the bench of a quartzite quarry. On the basis of the blast vibration monitoring records, a model was developed to predict the PPV at different distances from a blasthole. Critical particle velocity for damage and the output of the prediction model were used to delineate the extent of damage for different explosives. The predictory model was tested by designing a special blast and the burdens for the back holes have been recommended. The relationship between the critical particle velocity for "Fall Off' and the critical particle velocity for damage has been established. The existing criteria for blast damage have also been renewed in this paper.
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