Studies on the effect of burden width on blast-induced vibration in open-pit mines

Uysal O., Arpaz E., Berber M.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, vol.53, no.3, pp.643-650, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00254-007-0679-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.643-650
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


This study concerns the correlation between burden and blast-induced vibrations in open-pit mines. For this purpose, two different mines were studied. In these mines, the vibrations caused by explosions at burdens having widths ranging from 3 to 14 m were measured from various distances. From the results, it was found for these cases that burden width has a significant impact on vibrations. Consequently, it was proven that vibrations decrease as burden increases.