Rock mechanics, soil
mechanics, underground contraction, drilling and blasting, ground vibration
control, explosive science, shock wave physics, detonation physics, cratering,
demolition, and blasting in the deep space
The introduction of
explosive technology to the mining industry initiated the industrial revolution
around the World. The technological
revolution brought new advanced technologies for the improvement of initiation
systems, drilling processes, loading equipments, blasting technologies,
crushing, milling processes as well as better control with environmental side
effects such as; vibration, air blast, and fly rock, and reduce the use of
energy during mining processes.
I am fortunate that
the Mining Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines has allowed me
to establish an Explosive Engineering course.
Students are introduced to classical mining methods in drilling and
blasting, as well as, new technologies and numerical tools for control of
fragmentation, blasting parameters, explosives science, detonation theory, shock
wave physics and ground vibration analyses.
I am very interested in providing our undergraduate and graduate students, the highest level of professional and academic research support, as well as helping them to master the new technological tools that the mining, construction, and defense industries are using today. My personal research interest is to share my expertise with enthusiastic and bright students who have chosen Colorado School of Mines their educational choice.
New nondestructive testing method known as Impulse Response Test (IRT) used to evaluate the rock properties and stability after blasting in underground hard rock mines. The IRT method is a fast nondestructive , stress wave test, used to evaluate structural components of the drift or headings. Some of the new findings are presented.
The test results link
International Society of Explosives Engineers twenty-sixth annual conference in Anaheim, California USA, at February 13-16, 2000 Conference Presentation