Control of density and velocity of emulsion explosives detonation for ore breaking

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M.M.Kononenko,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

O.Ye.Khomenko,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I.L.Kovalenko,, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

M.V.Savchenko, Ltd IST-FORT, Kharkiv, Ukraine, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2021, (2): 069 - 075


Development of a new procedure for calculating the density of emulsion explosives (EE), that will allow determining the detonation velocity along the charging length, depending on the inclination of boreholes during ore breaking.

A calculation method for the redistribution of EE density and mass in boreholes at different angles of inclination has been developed by using the well-known laws of hydrostatics. Measurement of the detonation velocity of the EE Ukrainit-PP-2B was conducted by using the method of polygon experimental tests. The numerical simulation of changes in the detonation velocity of explosives in boreholes was conducted by using the proposed method and established regularities.

Methods of calculation of EE density changing along the charging column length under the action of hydrostatic pressure at different angles of inclination of both ascending and descending boreholes have been developed. Based on experimental data, regularities of detonation rate changing from density and charge diameter for EE Ukrainit-PP-2B, varying according to exponential law have been established. The rational initial density of EE Ukrainit-PP-2B has been established for ores breaking by boreholes, which is equal to 8001000 kg/m3, at which the detonation rate along the length of the charge column at different angles of inclination of the boreholes is maintained. The obtained results will allow controlling density and detonation velocity during ore breaking.

The density of EE increases in the formed charging column under the action of hydrostatic pressure: in ascending boreholes from the face, while in descending boreholes from the brow.

Practical value.
Application of the calculation results of EE density at different inclination angles of boreholes makes it possible to determine in the charge column sections with its critical values more than 1410 kg/m3, at which a sharp attenuation of the detonation rate begins. Consideration of this phenomenon makes it possible to prevent the occurrence of failures at the explosion of charges in boreholes during ore breaking.

drilling-and-blasting operations, emulsion explosives, detonation velocity, charge length, charging cavity


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