Rock Fragmentation Engineering

Course Name: 

Rock Fragmentation Engineering (MI403)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Bulk explosive systems. Substitutes for explosives. Mechanisms of rock fragmentation due to blasting. Fragmentation prediction and assessment. Blast design. Theory of shaped charges. Recent advances in blasting techniques in both underground and surface mines. Blasting in construction projects. Special techniques of blasting. Underwater blasting. Environmental effects and their control. Controlled blasting techniques. Economic evaluation of blasting operations.


Konya, C.G. Blast design, CRC Press, London, 1989. Persson, Rock fragmentation. International development Corporation, Sweden, 1986. Sastry, V.R., Advances in Drilling & Blasting, Allied Publishers, 1993.

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 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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