Blast fragmentation model evaluation via image analysis

Martin L. Smith, John M. Kemeny

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

In blasting, an optimal muckpile size distribution can be found in terms of mining and milling productivity and cost. Fragmentation control requires a means of modeling and evaluating blast results. A principle problem in the practical application of empirical blast fragmentation modeling is the evaluation of the muckpile's size distribution. Image analysis of video and photographic records of production size blasts at Cyprus's Miami and Thompson Creek mines is being used to provide data for estimating parameters relating fragmentation to blast design, energy factor and rock quality. The application of image analysis to the estimation of particle size distribution is reviewed with regards to the problem of fragmentation modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Computer Techniques for the Minerals Industry
PublisherPubl by Soc for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc
Pages229-238
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0873351231
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Emerging Computer Techniques for the Minerals Industry - Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Duration: Feb 1 1993Feb 1 1993

Publication series

NameEmerging Computer Techniques for the Minerals Industry

Other

OtherSymposium on Emerging Computer Techniques for the Minerals Industry
CityTuscaloosa, AL, USA
Period2/1/932/1/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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