Best Reference Books – Drilling and Blasting Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Drilling and Blasting Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Drilling and Blasting Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Drilling and Blasting Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Drilling and Blasting Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Rock Fragmentation by Blasting” by B Mohanty

“Rock Fragmentation by Blasting” Book Review: It is a collection of papers that is presented at the international symposium. Case studies have been documented as a book. It contains papers on fracture dynamics and modelling of the blasting process. It also includes blast-induced fractures and rock damage and many more.

2. “Principles of Rock Drilling” by U M Rao Karanam and B Mishra

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“Principles of Rock Drilling” Book Review: It contains information on rock drilling. It includes the theory of penetration and factors influencing drilling. It explains the laboratory drillability experiments and instrumentation. It also explains the novel techniques of rock drilling.

3. “Heavy Construction” by Jagman Singh

“Heavy Construction” Book Review: This book explains the procedure involved during heavy construction. It describes the construction site, planning and execution. It also deals with project management which explains how to complete a project economically.

4. “Rock Fracture and Blasting: Theory and Applications” by Zong-Xian Zhang

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“Rock Fracture and Blasting: Theory and Applications” Book Review: This book explains about stress waves and shock waves required during rock blasting. It explains all the necessary materials and components required for rock blasting. It also explains how to reduce the blast impact in the surrounding. It teaches modelling tools and techniques for designing effective blast plans. It includes chapter wise exercises for learning.

5. “Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference” by Agne Rustan and Claude Cunningham

“Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference” Book Review: It acts as a reference for engineers and students in the field of mining, tunnelling and construction engineering. It explains basic definitions, abbreviations and trade names used in drilling and blasting. It also explains units and symbols used in rock mechanics. It includes terms front fractography, fracture dynamics, the strength of materials and many more.

6. “Applied Geotechnology: A Text for Students and Engineers on Rock Excavation and Related Topics” by A Roberts

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“Applied Geotechnology: A Text for Students and Engineers on Rock Excavation and Related Topics” Book Review: This book is written for geological, mining and civil engineering students. It explains about processes of detonation in high explosives. The basics and fundamentals of geotechnical engineering are explained. It deals with down-hole-drilling, rotary rock drilling, roller-bit-drilling, and rotary-percussive rock drilling. It explains rock ripping and cutting, rapid tunnelling, the environmental and engineering aspects of the movement. It gives a brief on ground movement, caving and subsidence.

7. “Rock Mechanics and Engineering” by Xia-Ting Feng

“Rock Mechanics and Engineering” Book Review: It is a five-volume set. It explains rock mechanics and rock engineering. Volume one explains the principles of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Volume two explains laboratory and field testing. The third volume deals with analysis, modelling and design. Volume four and five focus on excavation and underground projects respectively.

8. “Rock Blasting: Effects and Operations” by Pijush Pal Roy

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“Rock Blasting: Effects and Operations” Book Review: It deals with rock blasting technology. It explains both theoretical and practical characteristics of drilling and blasting techniques. It explains techniques involved in both surface and subterranean excavations. Case studies and results of the blasting department of the central mining research institute are provided. It gives a brief on statistical methods, design parameters and rock breakage mechanism. It also teaches the surface and subsurface blasting methodologies, explosive characteristics and many more.

9. “Drilling and Blasting of Rocks” by C. Lopez Jimeno and E Lopez Jimeno

“Drilling and Blasting of Rocks” Book Review: It is designed for professionals in the field of explosives in mining operations and civil engineering projects. It provides basic concepts of drilling systems and types of drilling systems. It deals with the safety and precautions during the rock blasting. It discusses the types of equipment for explosives. This book is also helpful for students in this civil, mining and construction field.

10. “Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols: A Dictionary of Symbols and Terms in Rock Blasting and Related Areas like Drilling” by Agne Rustan

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“Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols: A Dictionary of Symbols and Terms in Rock Blasting and Related Areas like Drilling” Book Review: This book acts as a reference to research and write journals on rock blasting. It is meant for the people in the mining and blasting field. This book provides basic definitions, explanations and formulas of rock blasting. It also includes illustrations and tables of data for better understanding. It explains the technical terms involved in blasting.

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