Rock Blasting: Effects and Operations

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CRC Press, Jun 23, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 380 pages
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This book is a unique supplement to contemporary scientific literature on rock blasting technology. It encapsulates theoretical and practical aspects of drilling and blasting techniques used in both surface and subterranean excavations connected with civil as well as mining activities. Case studies are presented to illustrate correlations between theoretical calculations and empirical findings. It also summarizes the results of research carried out by the Blasting Department of the Central Mining Research Institute since its inception in the year 1970. It contains fifteen extensive chapters covering statistical methods, design parameters, rock breakage mechanism, structural damage, fragmentation, emerging techniques, surface and sub-surface blasting methodologies, safety and environmental aspects, explosive characteristics and modern initiating devices.

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Dr. P. Pal Roy is a Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Charge of the Blasting Department of the Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad, India. He is the inventor of CMRI Vibration Predictor Equation, Burden-Spacing Equations and Fragmentation Analyzing Scale besides establishing a number of CMRI standard and guidelines related to blasting methodology and applications.  Recently, he has been associated with two S&T Projects funded by the Ministry of Coal and Mines and Defence Terrain Research laboratory, DRDO, Government of India.

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