It’s probably not too big of a stretch to say we’ve all one time or another thought it would be cool to blow stuff up. And, while there’s as lot more to it it sounds, it’s exactly what explosive engineers do in the early process of extracting aggregate and industrial minerals. This short article discusses some of the equations explosive engineers use in determining equations for blasting conditions. If you’re interested in the kinds of jobs you can find in the construction and industrial materials sector, here’s a position where everyday at the office is a blast.

Richard Ash presented key ratios 56 years ago that could be applied throughout surface blasting conditions to give comparisons between multiple types of operations. Photo: It is not just enough for one to understand what happens during a blast.

Source: Blasting Mechanics Revisited: Blasting design standards