Mathematical Model to Locate Interference of Blast Waves from Multi-Hole Blasting Rounds

Author(s)
Sujit Kumar Mandal

Affiliation(s)

Blasting Department, Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, CSIR, Dhanbad, India.

Blasting Department, Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, CSIR, Dhanbad, India.

Abstract

Maximum charge per delay in a blasting round is universally accepted as the influencing parameter to quantify magni-tude of vibration for any distance of concern. However, for any blasting round experimental data reveals that for same charge per delay magnitude of vibration varies with total charge. Considering linear transmission of blast waves, the paper firstly investigates into the influence of explosive weight, blast design parameters and geology of strata on magnitude and characteristics of vibration parameters and thereafter communicates that possibly interference of blast waves generated from same and different holes of a blasting round result into variation in vibration magnitude. The paper lastly developed a mathematical model to evaluate points of interference of blast waves generated from single- and multi-hole blasting round.

Maximum charge per delay in a blasting round is universally accepted as the influencing parameter to quantify magni-tude of vibration for any distance of concern. However, for any blasting round experimental data reveals that for same charge per delay magnitude of vibration varies with total charge. Considering linear transmission of blast waves, the paper firstly investigates into the influence of explosive weight, blast design parameters and geology of strata on magnitude and characteristics of vibration parameters and thereafter communicates that possibly interference of blast waves generated from same and different holes of a blasting round result into variation in vibration magnitude. The paper lastly developed a mathematical model to evaluate points of interference of blast waves generated from single- and multi-hole blasting round.

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S. Mandal, "Mathematical Model to Locate Interference of Blast Waves from Multi-Hole Blasting Rounds,"*Engineering*, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2012, pp. 146-154. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.43019.

S. Mandal, "Mathematical Model to Locate Interference of Blast Waves from Multi-Hole Blasting Rounds,"

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