The BLASPA blast
design simulators uses explosive and rock properties
to predict blasting results, at your mine or
Rock excavation is the first process in the cycle of
operation of a mine, and efficient blasting is key to
the profitability of the mine.
Traditionally, blasts have been designed by trial and
error, based on the experience of the designer.
However since the advent of the blast simulator
BLASPA, it has become possible to design the
parameters of the blast according to normal
Since its creation thirty years ago, BLASPA has been
used to assist in solving numerous special blasting
problems. However, it has been found that simulations
can improve the results for most blasting procedures,
including regular production blasts.
The paper below will explain how BLASPA is used in
practice, and how blast design with computer
simulations prior to the actual blast can help to
avoid unforeseen and undesirable results.
The model BLASPA is now accessible directly to the
mining and construction industry for blast
optimization, as well as for mine preplanning and for
construction bids or claims.