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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 and Nuclear 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 ...


Quantitative Correlation Of Rainfall And Earth Surface Displacements For Slope Stability Studies, Chrysanthos Steiakakis, Evangelia Apostolou, Georgia Papavgeri, Zacharias Agioutantis, Achilleas Tripolitsiotis Jun 2015

Quantitative Correlation Of Rainfall And Earth Surface Displacements For Slope Stability Studies, Chrysanthos Steiakakis, Evangelia Apostolou, Georgia Papavgeri, Zacharias Agioutantis, Achilleas Tripolitsiotis

Mining Engineering Faculty Publications

It is common sense that the possibility of a rockfall increases after an intense rainfall and it is well documented that rainfalls accelerate earth surface displacements such as landslides and rockfalls. This qualitative correlation is highly affected by the geology and climate condition of the area under consideration. The research project entitled "Development of an integrated system for rockfall identification in highways", funded by the Operational Program Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)) aims to develop an operational system for early warning of rockfalls that occur along transportation corridors. To accomplish this goal the influence ...