Explosives and Blasting Technology
This course covers the properties of explosives and the basis of selection and specific applications, and includes typical compositions of high explosives, blasting agents and slurries, initiating devices and methods, loading and safety practices. Blasting theories are discussed together with the application of the principles and economics for the design of quarry blasts, underground development and stoping operations. Special blasting techniques and structural damage criteria are also covered. PREREQ: ENGR 2106. (lec 3, lab 1.5) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).