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Welcome to lecture note page of Exploration and Blasting. I teach Exploration to MSc Geology second semester at Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur, Kathmandu. You can download pdf files of lecture notes and presentations of class lectures from this page. Assignments are also given in the end of the lecture notes. Click the links below to download lecture notes.

Class days: Every week Wednesday

Time: 11.15 - 12.30.

Main text and reference books:

  1. Textbooks

    Bhandari, S., 1997. Engineering rock blasting operations. AA Balkema, 375p.

    Das, S.K. 1993. Explosives and Blasting Practices in Mines.Lovely Prakashan, Dhanbad.

    Pradhan, G.K. 1996. Explosives and Blasting Techniques. Minetech Publications.

  2. Reference Books

    Mohanty, B.1996. Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Chapter4, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

    Sastry, V.R. 1993. Advances in Drilling and Blasting. Chapter 1 and 2, Allied Publishers Ltd.

    Karanam, U.M. Rao and Mishra, B. 1998. Principles of Rock Drilling, Chapter 1 and 2 Oxford and IBH.

    Bhandari, S. Engineering Rock Blasting operations. Chapter 3 and 6, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfields, 1997 “Principles of Rock Drilling” , Chapter 1 and 2 Oxford and IBH, 1998.

Lecture notes, homework and presentations, links will appear to click after lecture day. 

  1. Lecture 1- Introduction to the Course and Introduction to Drilling, pdf of Class ppt: click here 

To download homework paper , click here. You should submit Homework of this lecture on next class. Please check last slide of the presentation.

     2.  Lecture 2- Drilling Applications, pdf of Class ppt: click here

You should submit Homework of this lecture on next class. Please check last slide of the presentation.

     3.  Lecture 3 - Explosives, pdf of Class ppt: click here 

You should submit Homework of this lecture on next class. Please check last slide of the presentation.

     4.  Lecture 4 - Blasting-1, pdf of Class ppt: click here

You should submit Homework of this lecture on next class. Please check last slide of the presentation.

     5.  Lecture 5 - , pdf of Class ppt: click here 

You should prepare yourself for assessment.

      6.  Lecture 6 - Selecting suitable explosives, pdf of Class ppt: click here 

You should prepare Project work. 

       7.  Lecture 7 - Rock blasting and blasting design, pdf of Class ppt: click here 

 

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