Drilling and Blasting of Rocks

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CRC Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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Rock breakage with explosives has existed since the seventeenth century when black powder came into use in mining. Since then it has progressed from the invention of dynamite to the use of heavy ANFO. During the past two decades, there have been numerous technical contributions which have brought a better understanding of rock fragmentation with explosives, an improvement in drilling equipment and a noticeable evolution in the development of new explosives and blasting accessories. The Geomining Technological Institute of Spain (ITCE), aware of this progress and of the importance which the breakage process has acquired in mining and civil engineering projects, has ordered the publication of Drilling and Blasting of Rocks.

The purpose of this Handbook is to give basic knowledge of the drilling systems, the types of available explosives and the accessories and the parameters that intervene in blast designing, whether controllable or not; at the same time the objectives and contents contribute to improved safety in mining. The Handbook is meant for all professionals who are involved with explosives in mining operations and civil engineering projects, as well as for students of technical schools.

 

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This is a book which comprehensively cover each aspects of Drilling and Blasting. The designing aspects and cost consideration are well defined. Explosives Engineers must refer this book as they undertake any planing and execution of D&B jobs in their mine.
Thanks to the authors for their beautiful gift to each explosives engineers!
 

Contents

ROCK DRILLING METHODS
1
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROCK
18
ROTARY PERCUSSIVE DRILLING
36
8
62
28
68
References
76
COMPRESSORS
87
PROPERTIES OF EXPLOSIVES
98
179
237
183
245
187
251
190
264
193
270
205
276
INITIATION SEQUENCE AND DELAY
281
EVALUATION OF BLAST RESULTS
290

INDUSTRIAL EXPLOSIVES
106
EXPLOSIVE SELECTION CRITERIA
119
92
127
94
135
102
143
105
152
115
159
119
166
CONTROLLABLE PARAMETERS
179
BENCH BLASTING
191
BLASTING IN OTHER SURFACE
205
BLASTING FOR TUNNELS AND DRIFTS
217
178
231
SECONDARY FRAGMENTATION
299
PLANNING THE WORK OF DRILLING
305
STRUCTURE AND BUILDING
312
285
333
294
342
295
350
296
357
299
364
305
371
CONVERSION FACTORS
382
SUBJECT INDEX
389
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