542-0006/03 – Blasting operations for quarrying and safety at work (TPPD a BP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK56 doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject introduces students to the implementation of blasting in opencast mining of crucial issues, including safety when performing them according to current regulations in this area. Characterizes the distribution of blasting agents and blasting techniques work safety and hygiene with explosives. It is governed by current trends in the art, great emphasis is placed on the use of modern means of blasting techniques. In the course they are also discussed legislative provisions dealing with blasting and work safety during blasting.

Teaching methods



Compulsory literature:

B.A. Kennedy.: Surface Mining - 2nd ed.. - Littleton : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c1990 - xi, 1194 s. : il., mapy ISBN 0-87335-102-9 (váz.)978-0-87335-102-7

Recommended literature:

Stig O. Olofsson: Applied explosives technology for construction and mining, Applex AB, Ärla, ISBN 91-7970-63-7, 304 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

1) Basic legal standards for explosives - test. 2) Calculation of the electric wiring. 3) Basic rules for handling with explosives. 4) Technological process of small scale blasting - semester project. 5) Technical project of blast - semester project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Act n. 61/1988 Coll. the mining activities, explosives and state mining administration, as amended. 2) Ordinance n. 72/1988 Coll. the use of explosives. 3) Basic concepts of blasting, the distribution and characteristics of the TP, the storage of explosives. 4) Blasting technology, their properties, and handling. 5) Blasting technology, construction and distribution charges. 6) Types of initiation - electric, non-electric, electronics and others. 7) Modern means of blasting technique. 8) Occupational Health and Safety with explosives. 9) Principles of geology, surveying, drilling work. 10) Determination of the basic parameters of the bench, line and combined blasting. 11) Projecting large-scale blasting. 12) Secondary blasting. 13) Harmful effects of explosion (air pressure, wave flight of material, toxicity fumes, seismic effects). 14) Act n. 500/2004 Coll. administrative Code, as amended. 15) Brief types of blasting.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: ==============

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources OA P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources OA P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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