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Original Paper

UDC 662.1/4:622.235 © A.A. Galimyanov, D.E. Gerasimov, K.V. Gevalo, V.I. Mishnev, A.A. Galimyanov, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 11, pp. 55-61

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-11-55-61




Galimyanov A.A.1, Gerasimov D.E.2, Gevalo K.V.1, Mishnev V.I.1, Galimyanov A.A.1

1 Institute of Mining Engineering of the Khabarovsk Federal Research Center, the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russian Federation

2Amurvzryvprom JSC, Khabarovsk, 680020, Russian Federation

Authors information

Galimyanov A.A., PhD (Engineering), Leading Research Associate, Head of Rock Disintegration Sector,e-mail: azot-1977@mail.ru

Gerasimov D.E., Director General, e-mail: amur_vzriv_prom@mail.ru

Gevalo K.V., Engineer of Rock Disintegration Sector, e-mail: igddvo@yandex.ru

Mishnev V.I., Engineer of Rock Disintegration Sector, e-mail: vovchenskiycf@gmail.com

Galimyanov A.A., Leading Engineer of Rock Disintegration Sector, e-mail: stanxi@mail.ru


In the production of explosive works, it is important not only to control the input of explosive materials when they arrive at the enterprise from the supplier, but also to measure the detonation rate of the charge in the field, especially mixed emulsion explosives. The detonation rate of the explosive charge, as one of its most important characteristics affecting the quality of the explosion, depends on many factors, the main of which are: the quality of preparation of explosives and their components, the density, diameter and height of the charge column, the parameters of the intermediate detonator and its location along the length of the charge. The correct approach with the use of appropriate preliminary measurements will improve the efficiency and safety of preparing the rock mass for excavation by drilling and blasting. The article presents a methodology for measuring the detonation rates of a borehole charge with the corresponding results and conclusions.


Measurement of the detonation rate of the explosive charge, Measuring instruments, Parameters of drilling and blasting operations, The design of the borehole charge, Time intervals, pulse reflectometry.


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The studies were carried out using the resources of the Center for Shared Use of Scientific Equipment "Center for Processing and Storage of Scientific Data of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences", funded by the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation under project No. 075-15-2021-663.

For citation

Galimyanov A.A., Gerasimov D.E., K.V. Gevalo K.V., Mishnev V.I. & Galimyanov A.A. Factors affecting the detonation velocity of an explosive charge.Ugol’, 2022, (11), pp. 55-61. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-11-55-61.

Paper info

Received September 7, 2022

Reviewed September 29, 2022

Accepted October 26, 2022


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