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Applied Blasting 7.5 credits

Tillämpad sprängteknik
Second cycle, T7006B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology
Main field of study
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics T0013B or equivalent knowledge and Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics T0014B or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The goal of the course is to provide knowledge in the areas related to applied blasting. Further more to learn about and understand the theory and applications for safe and cost effective blasting for mining and other rock related applications. From the course the students will learn about:

- Concept, definitions and terminology in blasting
- Explosives
- Blast plans, detonators and initiation
- Safety precautions and ground vibrations
- Fragmentations
- Blast damages
- Blast legislation and regulations

In the course you will learn about and work with:
Blast design for surface and underground blasts. How surrounding environmental effects can be handled and minimised, modern program for blast simulations etc.

The course is based on class room lectures, group discussions and project assignment.

Written exam with differentiated grades and approved assignments and projects during the course.

Changping Yi

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Articles and seminar material.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA07
0002Assignment reportU G#2.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019