|The Fragblast Conferences|
The FRAGBLAST conferences (short for International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting) are the worldwide forum for a scientific and technical update on all aspects of rock blasting and explosives engineering: rock fracture and fragmentation, explosives system design, tests and procedures, detonics, blast design, blast vibrations and noise, numerical modeling, blast diagnostics, mine economics, etc. Through their history, beginning in 1983, the FRAGBLAST conferences have served the blasting community with an unparalleled combination of scientific advances and practical applications. The most well-known models, diagnostic tools and procedures, and sound practices have been presented in the FRAGBLAST symposia, representing a unique opportunity for exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences among the participants. The proceedings of the FRAGBLAST symposia are to be found on the desks of researchers, consultants, field engineers and blasters.
The FRAGBLAST community has been associated with the International Society for Rock Mechanics as Commission on Fragmentation by Blasting. Currently, it is a section of the International Society of Explosives Engineers. Its main goal is to promote understanding of explosive-rock interaction through exchange of research and field experiences in rock blasting. In the spirit of being truly international meetings, the FRAGBLAST Symposia have been shared among countries and continents through the years:
The 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting will be held in New Delhi, India between 24th to 29th November 2012. FRAGBLAST 10 will meet the attendees