Multiple blast-hole stresses and measured fragmentation

Charles H. Dowding*, Catherine T. Aimone

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A wave superposition code was developed to calculate stresses explosivley induced by long, multiple blast holes within a three dimensional rock mass. Computed stresses were found to correlate with measured fragmentation from fourteen cases in coal cyclotherm geology when actual, rather than planned, initiation times were modelled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-36
Number of pages20
JournalRock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology


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