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Title: Blasting, graphical interfaces and Unix

Abstract

A discrete element computer program, DMC (Distinct Motion Code) was developed to simulate blast-induced rock motion. To simplify the complex task of entering material and explosive design parameters as well as bench configuration, a full-featured graphical interface has been developed. DMC is currently executed on both Sun SPARCstation 2 and Sun SPARCstation 10 platforms and routinely used to model bench and crater blasting problems. This paper will document the design and development of the full-featured interface to DMC. The development of the interface will be tracked through the various stages, highlighting the adjustments made to allow the necessary parameters to be entered in terms and units that field blasters understand. The paper also discusses a novel way of entering non-integer numbers and the techniques necessary to display blasting parameters in an understandable visual manner. A video presentation will demonstrate the graphics interface and explains its use.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Re/Spec, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geomechanics Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratory
OSTI Identifier:
398333
Report Number(s):
CONF-9401127-
TRN: IM9649%%541
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. annual symposium on explosives and blasting research, Austin, TX (United States), 30 Jan 1994 - 30 Jan 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the tenth annual symposium on explosives and blasting research; PB: 313 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; SURFACE MINING; D CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; BLAST EFFECTS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; COAL MINING; OVERBURDEN; REMOVAL

Citation Formats

Knudsen, S., and Preece, D.S. Blasting, graphical interfaces and Unix. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Knudsen, S., & Preece, D.S. Blasting, graphical interfaces and Unix. United States.
Knudsen, S., and Preece, D.S. Sat . "Blasting, graphical interfaces and Unix". United States.
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year = {Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1994},
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