Soviet Mining

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 154–158 | Cite as

The close-range zone in rock blasting

  • A. N. Khanukaev
  • V. P. Belyatskii
Rock Breaking


  1. 1.

    Pulsed x-ray photography enables us to determine the profile of the shock wave in a graph of mass velocity vs time at distances of 1–3 times the charge radius from its center in rocks of various acoustic impedances.

  2. 2.

    The quantity of energy transmitted to the rock in the blast is a considerable fraction of the potential energy of the explosives and increases with the power (detonation velocity) of the explosives in rocks of various hardnesses.

  3. 3.

    In breaking rocks with high acoustic impedance, it is advisable to increase the energy transfer factor from the explosives to the rock by increasing the charge power.



Shock Wave Explosive Acoustic Impedance PETN Detonation Velocity 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

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  • A. N. Khanukaev
  • V. P. Belyatskii

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