Rock Blasting and Explosives Engineering
CRC Press, Oct 25, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
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.
Mechanical Drilling and Boring in Rock
Shock Waves and Detonations Explosive Performance
Principles of Charge Calculation For Surface Blasting
Charge Calculations For Tunneling
Stress Waves in Rock Rock Mass Damage
Metal Acceleration Fragment Throw
Explosive Art Explosive Metal Forming Welding
Safety Precautions Rules and Regulations
Safety in Production of Explosives
United Nations Recommendations
Solutions to Selected Exercises
air blast ammonium ANFO angle bench blasting black powder blasting agents blasting operations borehole bottom charge brisance burden burning calculated charge diameter charge weight composition compression contour cost crack crater damage density depth detonating cord detonation velocity deviation distance drillhole drilling dynamite electric detonators emulsion emulsion explosive energetic material Equation excavation expansion explosion energy explosive materials factor Figure flyrock fracture fragmentation free surface function granite ground vibrations heat hole diameter hole length Hugoniot ignition increase initiation kg/m Langefors lead azide loading maximum measured metal method MJ/kg mm/s nitroglycerin nitromethane NONEL oxygen balance parameters particle velocity peak particle velocity PETN plate pressure primary explosive propagation propellants reaction products rock blasting rock mass rock material round safety sensitive shaped charge shear shock wave Slurry smooth blasting specific charge steel stope Table temperature tensile thermal tube tunnel values volume weight strength