Prediction of rock mass P wave velocity using blasthole drilling information

H. Basarir, T. Dincer

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In this paper, the development of the models for the prediction of rock mass P wave velocity is presented. For model development, the database of 53 cases including widely used and recorded drilling parameters and P wave velocity was constructed from the field studies conducted in 13 open pit lignite mines. Both conventional linear, non-linear multiple regression and Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) were used for model development. Prediction performance indicators showed that ANFIS model presented the best performance and it can successfully be used for the preliminary prediction of P wave velocities of rock masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jul 2017

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