Soviet Mining

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 266–270 | Cite as

Breakage of fissured rock by blasting

  • D. F. Panchenko
  • A. V. Karpinskii
  • Yu. L. Blagodarenko
  • A. T. Galimullin
  • N. U. Turuta
Rock Breaking


When charges are exploded in a fissured rock mass, the fragmentation is mainly localized in the directions of maximum contact of the medium with the piece which is broken first. The directions of maximum fragmentation correspond to the maximum velocities and distances of flight.

According to the linear dimensions of the blocks, the crushed volume varies from cruciform to circular shape, being elliptical in vertical section. The degree of crushing and the relative formation of new surface decrease from block to block with increasing distance from the charge. These experiments indicate that the elements of the fissuring are some of the principal criteria in the choice of rational charge parameters and blasting systems.


Charge Radius Flight Distance Blast Hole Fissure Rock Model Bench 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Panchenko
  • A. V. Karpinskii
  • Yu. L. Blagodarenko
  • A. T. Galimullin
  • N. U. Turuta

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