Signature Hole Analysis is a modeling technique used to help control blast induced vibrations. The risk to adjacent structures is thereby mitigated. Analysis of the probable effects of blast timing on amplitude and frequency is a critical issue. For use of electronic detonators, it will be necessary to have sophisticated software that will help determine the best delay designs to achieve the desired results involving vibration control.
Rock excavation is the first process in the cycle of operation of a mine, and efficient blasting is key to the profitability of the mine. Both activities depend on near to real simulations and software analysis.