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Parameter Determination of an Ignition and Growth Model from Emulsion Explosive Tests


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Author C Yi, U Nyberg and D Johansson


Emulsion explosives are a common industrial explosive and have a non-ideal detonation behaviour. The detonation performance for a given product changes with the charge diameter, ground conditions, confinement and density. The burning process of an emulsion explosive has been modelled with an ignition and growth model in the LS-DYNA code. The parameters in the burning rate function are calibrated by the detonation velocities and the detonation front curvature radii from emulsion explosive tests. A Perl program was developed for an efficient estimation of the parameters, and the results show that the calibrated parameters can predict both detonation velocities and the detonation front curvatures.


Yi, C, Nyberg, U and Johansson, D, 2015. Parameter determination of an ignition and growth model from emulsion explosive tests, in Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, pp 585–590 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).