Rock breakage by pulsed electric discharges

V. F. Vazhov, Vasily Mikhailovich Muratov, B. S. Levchenko, S. S. Pel'tsman, D. V. Zhgun, A. M. Adam

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The electric pulse method applied to study the granite and concrete breakage at decimeter spacing between electrodes in water and their location at the surface and in boreholes has proved to be higheffective. The presence of boreholes significantly increases the breakage productivity and decreases power inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-313
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mining Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Boreholes
  • Electric pulse breakage
  • Electrodes
  • Energy input
  • Productivity
  • Specific power inputs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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