07.11.12 Completion of the library portal «Rudana» Just published a new textbook (Physicochemical geotechnology / N. Tabachenko, A. Vladiko, O. Khomenko, D. Maltsev – D.: NМU, 2012. – 310 p.). Reviewers were M.S. Сhetveric, Ph.D., senior researcher Fellow, Professor, Head of Department of geomechanical main mining IGTM them. N.S. Polyakov NAS and V.V. Tsarikovskiy, Ph.D., senior researcher employee, department head, underground mining and geomechanics Enterprise «Research Institute of Mining».
M. Kononenko Automation of drill and blast design The available techniques for drill and blast design in underground mining were analyzed. The advantages and disadvantages of the widely used blast-hole patterns, types of cuts, and explosives are estimated. The algorithm and the program for automatic drill and blast design by optimization of spacing among blast-holes have been developed and tested. The calculations carried out for different cross-section forms have shown the advantages of the algorithm comparing to the available procedures for design.