Design concepts for explosion products locking in chamber

Due to the increase in the volume of mine workings, there is a need to solve acute mining issues. Despite the long-established standard procedure of blasting with stemming, there are conflicting approaches in use of stemming due to technical and technological difficulties. The authors investigate the quality of rock mass explosive preparation for further processing. Provide data helpful to find an effective way of keeping explosion products in the explosion chamber. Study combined stemming impact on seismic explosion wave parameters. The conclusions and relevant decisions are provided based on industrial trials results and further data processing. All things considered, the most effective is the combined stemming type, such as locking and bulk one. This kind of stemming enables to keep the explosion products in chamber due to the stemming wedge and bulk stemming (fines, sand) keeps things by its weight. The shock wave passing through the funnel spacer repeatedly reflects from the inner walls, interacting with the borehole walls for a longer time. The detonation products flow slowly through the stemming outlet without any shock impact.

Keywords: explosion, detonation product, granulometric composition, stemming, seismic wave, locking device, collapse of the mountain mass, locking device.
For citation:

Moldovan D. V., Chernobay V. I., Sokolov S. T., Bazhenova A. V. Design concepts for explosion products locking in chamber. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(6−2):5—17. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_62_0_5.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2022
Page number: 5-17
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.235.523
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_62_0_5
Article receipt date: 14.01.2022
Date of review receipt: 26.04.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.05.2022
About authors:

Moldovan D. V., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), associate professor Department of Blasting, https://, St. Petersburg Mining University, 199106, St. Petersburg, Vasilievsky Island, 21 line 2, Russia,;
Chernobay V. I., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), associate professor Department of Blasting, https://, St. Petersburg Mining University, 199106, St. Petersburg, Vasilievsky Island, 21 line 2,;
Sokolov S. T., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), assistant Department of Blasting,, St. Petersburg Mining University, 199106, St. Petersburg, Vasilievsky Island, 21 line 2,;
Bazhenova A. V., postgraduate Department of Blasting, St. Petersburg Mining University, 199106, St. Petersburg, Vasilievsky Island, 21 line 2,


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