Excavation Engineering I (Rock Blasting)
Introduction to excavation engineering. Rock blasting vs. mechanical excavation. Rock mass properties. Fragmentation. Rock Blasting Technique: principles, mechanisms and technology. Explosives: detonation theory, properties, types, initiation and firing systems, blasthole charging, transportation, storage, safety. Design of blasting rounds: bench blasting, tunneling, shaft sinking, controlled blasting, underwater blasting. Environmental effects of blasting: vibrations, air blast, flyrocks.