Code

Course Title

T

L

C

ECTS

MMP415

Blasting and Rock Fragmantation

3

0

3

5

Content: Principles of rock penetration. Rock-bit interactions. Indentation and dragging. Specific energy. Prediction of penetration rate. Types of drilling and drill-bits. Machine selection. Theory of rock fragmentation by explosives. Commercial explosives, properties and selection. Initiating systems. Surface and underground blast design. Estimation of costs. Environmental effects of blasting.

TextBook:

  • The instructor lecture notes.