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Modelling Of Ground Vibration from Blasting at Semafo Mining Company, Mana Mine in Burkina Faso.

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dc.contributor.author Traore, Ze Siriki Henoc
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-18T11:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-18T11:53:44Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.citation Troare, S. Z. H. (2019) Modelling Of Ground Vibration from Blasting at Semafo Mining Company, Mana Mine in Burkina Faso. MSc. Thesis. University of Mines and Technology. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/374
dc.description viii, 63p. ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract Blasting is a very important process for fragmentation of rock as part of operations and a lot of explosives are used for this purpose. The blasting process, however, remains a potential source of numerous human and environmental hazards. Various studies indicate that fragmentation accounts for only 20-30% of the total amount of explosive energy used. The rest of the energy is lost in the form of ground vibration, fly rock, air overpressure and noise. Blast vibrations may cause a significant damage to nearby buildings or various structures. In this project blast vibration study is done. This study seeks to identify the major parameters that cause ground vibration at the Mana Mine and model the ground vibration. Among the four blast vibration predictor equations assessed, the Ambrey-Hendron equation was found to be the best model with appropriate site constants k and β as 97.43 and 0.7775 respectively. It is recommended that Mana Mine should use this model and ensure that shot-bags are used in order to minimize explosive losses into cracks in the ground. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Mines and Technology en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject Blasting en_US
dc.title Modelling Of Ground Vibration from Blasting at Semafo Mining Company, Mana Mine in Burkina Faso. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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