Modelling the effects of blasting on paste fill

Van Gool, Bronwyn and Karunasena, W. and Sivakugan, Nagaratnam (2006) Modelling the effects of blasting on paste fill. In: 1st International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM04), 15-17 December 2004, Singapore.


Numerical modelling is being used to simulate the response of paste backfill to underground blasting. Paste fill is a cemented backfill used to fill the void left by mining to provide stability to the mine. The extraction process in open stoping mining involves blasting adjacent to paste fill. If the paste fill becomes unstable due to the blast loading it may displace into the void. The finite element numerical modelling package ABAQUS/Explicit was used to model the behaviour of paste fill due to adjacent blasting in an underground mine. A paste fill stope was monitored during the extraction of two nearby stopes, and a series of field tests were carried out to provide data to validate the numerical models. The validated models were then run for different paste fill mixes, to observe the changes in paste fill response for different mixes

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2010 05:15
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 02:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: numerical modelling; paste fill; blasting; ABAQUS
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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