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Detonation wave propagation in underground mine entries.

Authors
Smith AC; Sapko MJ
Source
J Mine Vent Soc S Afr 2005 Jan/Mar; :20-25
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030571
Abstract
A series of explosive detonation experiments was conducted in NIOSH's Bruceton and Lake Lynn Experimental Mines to evaluate low-level (<6 psig) detonation wave propagation behavior in single- and multiple-entry configurations. Entry cross-sectional area varied from 5 to 140 square meters, and explosive weights of pentolite ranged from 0.24 to 2.4 kg. Behavior of the detonation wave was evaluated through recording of the pressure as a function of time and distance from the explosive detonation in single- and multiple-entry interconnecting tunnels. Peak pressure from detonation of an explosive in an underground mine maintains magnitude for a greater distance than is the case on the surface.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Explosives; Safety-research; Injuries; Hazards
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
JMVSA4
Publication Date
20050101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
ISSN
0368-3206
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Journal of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
State
PA
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