Numerical analysis of wave propagation mechanism in a granite rock mass

H. Bakhshandeh, A. Mortazavi, K. Najm

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In this research, the interaction of blast-induced stress wave with the surrounding media is investigated by the UDEC code. The stress wave resulting from the explosion of a cylindrical charge is simulated by a triangular pulse which is the result of an overpressure equivalent to 1860 MPa. This pressure is applied to the blasthole wall as a uniform load. Numerical results are compared with published empirical data for blasting in a granite rock mass. A good agreement between numerical and empirical results was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalAmirkabir (Journal of Science and Technology)
Issue number62 C
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005


  • Blasting
  • Granite
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Wave propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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