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A New Shock-Wave Test Apparatus For Liquid Co2 Blasting And Measurement Analysis, Ying Chen, Hongwei Zhang, Zhijie Zhu, Ting X. Ren, Chen Cao, Feng Zhu, Yunpeng Li Jan 2019

A New Shock-Wave Test Apparatus For Liquid Co2 Blasting And Measurement Analysis, Ying Chen, Hongwei Zhang, Zhijie Zhu, Ting X. Ren, Chen Cao, Feng Zhu, Yunpeng Li

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Liquid CO 2 blasting of coal or rock body technology is widely used for improving permeability, pressure relief, cutting proof, and roadway development. Due to the lack of proper apparatus for blasting measurement, the determination of blasting parameters is often not under scientific basis. A newly designed experimental apparatus is developed to monitor shock-wave pressure of liquid CO 2 blasting. The apparatus mainly consists of testing tube and base bracket. The testing tube is fixed on the base bracket by fixed ring. The base bracket is fixed to the ground by expansion bolts to ensure the stability of the apparatus ...


Understanding The Connection Between Blasting And Highwall Stability, Robert Quentin Eades, Kyle A. Perry Jan 2019

Understanding The Connection Between Blasting And Highwall Stability, Robert Quentin Eades, Kyle A. Perry

Mining Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Surface mines continue to implement highwalls for several reasons, such as increasing recovery, improving margins, and justifying higher stripping ratios. Highwall stability is a complex issue that is dependent upon a variety of mining and geologic factors, and a safe design is necessary for a successful surface operation. To improve highwall stability, it is important to understand the connection between local geology and blasting. Explosives are employed throughout the mining industry for primary rock breakage. There are a number of controlled blasting techniques that can be implemented to improve highwall stability. These include line drilling, smooth wall blasting, trim blasting ...