Rock Blasting and Explosives Engineering

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CRC Press, Oct 25, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
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Rock Blasting and Explosives Engineering covers the practical engineering aspects of many different kinds of rock blasting. It includes a thorough analysis of the cost of the entire process of tunneling by drilling and blasting in comparison with full-face boring. Also covered are the fundamental sciences of rock mass and material strength, the thermal decomposition, burning, shock initiation, and detonation behavior of commercial and military explosives, and systems for charging explosives into drillholes. Functional descriptions of all current detonators and initiation systems are provided. The book includes chapters on flyrock, toxic fumes, the safety of explosives, and even explosives applied in metal working as a fine art. Fundamental in its approach, the text is based on the practical industrial experience of its authors. It is supported by an abundance of tables, diagrams, and figures.

This combined textbook and handbook provides students, practitioners, and researchers in mining, mechanical, building construction, geological, and petroleum engineering with a source from which to gain a thorough understanding of the constructive use of explosives.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mechanical Drilling and Boring in Rock
25
Explosives
55
Shock Waves and Detonations Explosive Performance
87
Initiation Systems
143
Principles of Charge Calculation For Surface Blasting
183
Charge Calculations For Tunneling
209
Stress Waves in Rock Rock Mass Damage
233
Metal Acceleration Fragment Throw
397
Explosive Art Explosive Metal Forming Welding
413
Safety Precautions Rules and Regulations
423
Safety in Production of Explosives
429
United Nations Recommendations
441
Exercises
451
Solutions to Selected Exercises
467
References
491

Contour Blasting
265
Computer Calculations for Rock Blasting
287
Blast Performance Control
299
Flyrock
319
Ground Vibrations
337
Air Blast Effects
375
Toxic Fumes
387
Units
505
Glossary
511
Explosives Index
519
Name Index
525
Subject Index
533
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