AEGIS  Break Analyzer Tutorials
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Before You Proceed - Please Read This Section
How Units Are Handled in AEGIS
How to Create, Open and Save Database Data
How to Create, Open and Save Workbook Data
Procedures for Determining a Workable Pattern Design Using AEGIS Break Analyzer
How to Deal with the Lack of Shock Attenuation Information for a Rock/Ore Type
Try This Quick Exercise - Its Fun
Case 1 - Replacing ANFO with a Bulk Emulsion - RU Emulsion
Case 2 - Starting From Scratch Using a Bulk Emulsion - Subtek Intense
Overblasting - What Does It Look Like?
Explosive Product Database
Navigating to the Explosive Database
Method 1 - Detonation Velocity Charge Diameter Curve Constructed Using Default Curves
Method 2 - Construct a VOD Curve Using Three Data Points
Using Technical Data Sheets
Using the Interface for an Explosive Product
Tutorials Example for the Explosives Database
For Method 1 - Simple AEGIS CurveFit © By Explosive Type
Step 1 - Opening the Explosive Database
Step 2 - Entering Properties and Characteristics Data
Step 3 - Getting the Curve Fit Using AEGIS Family Curves
Step 4 - Saving Data to the Explosive Database
For Method 2 - Three Point AEGIS CurveFit © Using an Experimental Microparticle ANFO Explosive
Step 1 - Adding Explosive Product Data to Explosives Database
Step 2 - Using The Explosives Database UI
Step 3 - Fitting a Curve to Detonation Velocity Charge Diameter Data
Step 4 - Applying Best Fit Using the AEGIS CurveFit © Function
Step 5 - Saving to a Database File
Rock/Ore Properties Database
Navigating to the Rock/Ore Database
Rock/Ore Properties Interface
Statistical Analysis of Input
Rock/Ore Properties Data
Rock Quality Indexes
Tutorials Example for Rock/Ore Database
Entering Rock/Ore Property Data into Rock/Ore Database
Saving to a Database File
Workflow and Calculators
Blast Design Workflow
Case 1 - Diagnosing and Improving an Existing Blasting Pattern
Case 2 - Designing a New Blasting Pattern from Scratch
Sample Blast Design Problem Using the Stress Distribution Calculator
Getting Rock/Ore Properties and Explosive Properties
Attenuation Characteristics for a Rock/Ore Type - Site Factors
Use of the Stress Distribution Calculator with New Spacing and Burden Dimensions
First Run Using a New Pattern Spacing and Burden - 2.3 m x 2.0 m
Recommendations from First Run
Reflection Point Situated Out of Reflection Region (Sweet Spot)
Using the Stress Distribution Calculator to Expand the First Run Pattern - 2.5 m x 2.3 m
Using the Stress Distribution Calculator to Increase the Previous Pattern Further - to 2.8 m x 2.35m
Practice Session - What Happens When You Expand Pattern to 3.0 m x 2.7 m
Saving Data to a Workbook File
Tutorial Example - CASE 1A - Diagnosing a Current Blasting Pattern
Step 1 - Setting Initial Inputs
Step 2 - Defining the Radial Break
Step 3 - Determining the Stress Distribution
Tables for Case 1A Tutorial
Tutorial Example - Case 1B - Increasing the Pattern Dimensions to Reduce Overbreak
Step 1 - Replacing Pattern Input of 1.5 m, 1.5 m With New Values - 2.0 m, 2.0 m
Step 2 - Repeating Previous Step 1 for New Pattern Values
Tables for CASE 1B Tutorial
Tutorial Example - CASE 2
Step 1 - Using the Blast Design Workflow
Step 2 - Determining Radial Break
Step 3 - Determine Stress Distribution With An Open Face
Step 4 - Expanding the Pattern Spacing and Burden from Step 3
Peak Particle Velocity Attenuation Calculator
Interpolating a Best Fit
No Site Factors Data? - What To Do?
Deciding What Value for Attenuation Should be Used
Tutorial Examples
Method 1 - The Far Field Monitoring Method
Method 2 - The Near Field Monitoring Method
Method 3 - Using Default Values
Stress Distribution Calculator
Tutorial Examples - Using Different Explosive Types
Sample Problem 1 - Determining the Stress Distribution for a Mine
Sample Problem 2 - Changing to a Different Explosive Type
Case 1 - Choosing a High Strength Rock/Ore Type Using Average, Low and High Attenuation Constants
Case 2 - Differences Between High Strength and Medium Strength Rock/Ore Types
Radial Break Calculator
Step 1 - Getting Radial Break
Step 2 - Entering Input Values
Step 3 - Saving to a Workbook File
Break Overlap Calculator
Step 1 - Using the Radial Break Calculator to Solve for Break Overlap
Step 2 - Input Values for the Radial Break Calculator
Step 3 - Using the Break Overlap to Evaluate Spacing and Burden
Step 4 - Saving Break Overlap Data to A File
APPENDIX A - The AEGIS Unit Charge Model©