JKSimBlast
blast design, analysis and management

JKSimBlast is a comprehensive suite of programs for blast design and analysis. It is available as stand-alone modules and three packages.
With JKSimBlast you can ...
  • draw or import excavation outlines: benches, drives, boundaries, etc
  • drill or import blast holes, single or patterns
  • load decks of explosives, stemming or any other material
  • insert downhole and surface delays
  • fully customise parameters, explosive and detonator properties
  • simulate the detonation sequence on screen, including scatter
  • analyse energy, damage, timing, relief, fragmentation, vibration and contour blast hole data
  • print tables and scale plans
  • link external files and documents (reports, spreadsheets, photos, etc) and comments to blasts
  • organise and open blasts and linked data
  • copy all blast data in full 3D coordinates in tabular text format to other applications
  • edit blast data in external application and paste back into design modules
  • copy results from analyses in comprehensive tabular text format

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JKSimBlast v3

JKSimBlast3 is currently under development as a single program for blast design and analysis. The initial features are:
  • 3D view of blasts and analysis results from JKSimBlast v2 modules
  • display energy, damage, relief rate, burden relief, detonation contours
  • can show analysis data from other user-customised files consisting of coordinates and values as points, facets, cylinders or lines
  • files in simple tabular text format, easily created and modified
  • replay detonation simulation, with playback controls
  • control of text displayed with blast: position, font, colour, visibility
  • customisable query − sticky notes and feedback
  • attach external files to blast objects and activate from SV3
  • output to 3D PDF − need Adobe Reader v11
  • include tables for drilling, charging and timing to 3D PDF
  • copy and save data and images
  • paste data from external sources (e.g. Excel)
  • group file paths into a single file − open just one file to open all

A beta release of JKSimBlast v3, called JKSimView3 (SV3 for short), is now available, as of March 2017. SV3 has been developed as a 3D viewing and reporting program, to be integrated with the JKSimBlast v2 modules 2DBench, 2DRing, 2DFace and JKBMS.




Modules



other modules
JKBench
basic bench blast design and basic analysis, fully compatible with 2DBench
JKBench+
advanced bench blast design and basic analysis, fully compatible with 2DBench
2DView
extended blast analysis (energy, contouring) and 3D projection
TimeHex
extended blast timing analysis: vibration with arrival time offset

See Features for more detail




Packages

Surface
Underground
Tunnel
All packages now optionally include JKSimBlast v3 viewer, JKSimView3.




Features






2DBench

surface blast design and analysis
2DBench can design and analyse any blast in plan view, such as bench blasts in open cut or underground, ramps, trenches, sumps and contour blasts, and also shafts, rises and winzes.
  • Options for creating and modifying patterns of blast holes include:
    • row by row, polygon fill, follow line, baseline template
    • adjust collars or toes to a surface or plane
    • save as a template: holes, decks, delays
  • Versatile options for charging and timing
    • load decks by length, mass, collar, percentage, cartridge
    • place downhole delays by length, deck, elevation
    • fully customisable decks and pyrotechnic and electronic delays
  • Analyse, benchmark and optimise blasts for:
    • Powder and Volume Factors
    • Detonation Simulation with scatter, Detonation Contours
    • Burden Relief and Relief Rate
    • Energy and Damage Contours in plan or section
    • Max. Instantaneous Charge and Scaled-Distance Vibration
    • Kuz-Ram and JKFines Fragmentation
    • Contour multiple values at blastholes
  • Copy/paste all data directly to/from a spreadsheet or text
  • Print blast plans and analysis images to scale
  • Compatible with JKSimBlast v3
Available in three versions:
JKBench
basic blast design and basic analysis
JKBench+
advanced blast design and basic analysis
2DBench
advanced blast design and advanced analysis
See Features for more detail




2DRing

underground blast design and analysis
2DRing can design and analyse blasts with holes arranged in planes, with each plane at any orientation, including longhole and sub-level stoping, narrow vein, drawbells, horodiam.
  • 2DRing has several methods for creating blast holes:
    • multiple holes around 360° fan by toe spacing or equal angle
    • trim, stand-off or overdrill blast holes to any boundary line
    • drill from multiple centres and drives
    • overlay adjacent rings
    • drill to breakthrough (drives, voids)
  • Versatile options for charging and timing
    • fully customise deck and delay properties
    • charge by length, mass, uncharged collar, or collar spacing
    • auto deck charging by energy distribution
  • Analyse, benchmark and optimise blasts for:
    • Detonation Simulation with scatter, Detonation Contours
    • Energy and Damage Contours in plan or section
    • Max. Instantaneous Charge and Scaled-Distance Vibration
    • FragmentO analysis for fragmentation and ring burden
  • Copy/paste all data directly to/from a spreadsheet or text
  • Print blast plans and analysis images to scale
  • Compatible with JKSimBlast v3





2DFace

tunnel blast design and analysis
2DFace is optimised for holes drilled from a plane within a profile, such as tunnels, shafts, rises
  • Specific tools for tunnel profiles and drill holes
    • create tunnel outlines from templates, drawn or imported shapes
    • drill charge and relief holes, or create from pre−defined cut templates
    • drill multiple holes along backs, sides and floor
    • built−in digitiser − create blasts from images and photos
  • Versatile options for charging and timing
    • fully customise deck and delay properties
    • charge by length, mass, uncharged collar, or collar spacing
  • Analyse, benchmark and optimise blasts for:
    • Detonation Simulation with scatter
    • Detonation Contours
    • Burden Relief
    • Energy and Damage Contours in plan or section
    • Max. Instantaneous Charge and Scaled−Distance Vibration
  • Copy/paste all data directly to/from a spreadsheet or text
  • Print blast plans and analysis images to scale
  • Compatible with JKSimBlast v3





JKBMS

data managment
JKBMS provides tools to store and access information related to blasts. It works with the design modules – 2DBench, 2DRing, 2DFace – to link blasts and some analyses.
  • JKBMS uses a tree-like layout to organise objects:
    • hierarchical structure determined by the user
    • built in objects for blasts, pits, benches, drives, rock masses, joints, fragmentation, vibration, etc
    • attach external files and activate associated applications: documents, images, videos, etc
    • review blasts in tree and open directly in design module
    • add custom objects to tree, for better organisation and representation
    • cut/copy/paste objects within tree
    • prune tree and save to new database, insert into other databases
    • directly manage blasts in design module databases
  • Most data is linked, not stored in the database, to minimise database file size
  • Integrated plan viewer can show multiple bench blasts – view entire benches or pits
  • Integrated 3D viewer can show blasts, analyses and surfaces
    • show multiple blasts in full 3D: holes, decks, delays
    • replay detonation simulation
    • show multiple energy and damage contour analyses
    • generate surfaces from survey points files





2DView
extended blast analysis

   
TimeHEx
extended timing analysis

2DView provides basic 3D viewing of all blasts and extended versions of the energy and contouring analysis.
  • 3D perspective view of blasts from any direction
  • calculate energy distribution analysis in any defined plane
  • calculate contours of selected values attached to blast holes
   
TimeHEx (TIME vs Holes and EXplosives) analyses the effects of timing and charge mass.
  • calculate blast-induced vibration based on arrival time at a specified point, using the scaled-distance rule
  • calculate maximum instantaneous charge with variable time window
  • calculate rate of consumption of explosive (kg/ms) for selected decks
  • display detonated holes relative to selected bars in chart
   






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