JKSimBlast is an award-winning, general-purpose software system for simulation and information management for blasting in mines and related operations. The modular system is designed for engineers who need to standardise their control of blasting, by quantifying and trapping the experience of blasting personnel in a consistent, retrievable format. JKSimBlast can ensure accurate, long-term storage of plans and results, particularly where this is a statutory requirement or for environmental compliance. It applies not only to mine and quarry operations, but also research, education, consulting, contracting and construction.
JKSimBlast integrates all tasks associated with design, simulation, analysis and optimisation, including the storage and manipulation of models, data and results, within one system. At the basic level, JKSimBlast provides CAD-like tools to create a complete blast design – holes, decks and timing – with on-screen detonation simulation to check expected performance. Existing data can be imported from other sources. Individual plans at various design stages can be sent as a "plot" to any Windows-compatible printer, and information tables can be produced as hard-copy output or uploaded to other systems (drilling, survey, etc.) for further processing. Design and actual blasts can be analysed for compliance with blasting objectives.
JKSimBlast allows the user to:
Define site-specific parameters, explosives, units, operating conditions and objectives.
Store blast data in a structured system, with specialist tools for editing and analysis.
Integrate related data from other applications.
Predict, measure and analyse blast performance.
Add custom modules to the system.
Trap the experience of drill and blast personnel.
The advantages of JKSimBlast are:
- parameters, stocks, units, etc.
- user preferences
- simulation, prediction
- complex calculations, data relationships
- sharing, archiving, integrating
- integrate 3rd-party s/ware, data access
- extensive application to all blasting
- built-in or external to modules
- the data belongs to the user