Welcome to the 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, also known as ‘FRAGBLAST 11’! This symposium will be held from 24-26 August at the Sheraton on the Park hotel in Sydney.

The FRAGBLAST series is the worldwide forum for a scientific and technical update on all aspects of rock blasting and explosives engineering:

  • Rock fracture and fragmentation
  • Explosives system design
  • Tests and procedures
  • Detonics
  • Blast design
  • Blast vibrations and noise
  • Numerical modeling
  • Blast diagnostics
  • Mine economics

Through its history, beginning in 1983, FRAGBLAST has served the blasting community with an unparalleled combination of scientific advances and practical applications. The most well-known models, diagnostic tools and procedures, and sound practices have been presented in the FRAGBLAST symposia, representing a unique opportunity for exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences among the participants.


Preliminary List of Papers Released

We have been overwhelmed by the response for the call for papers and we’re now pleased to release the list of preliminary papers.

Preliminary List of Papers

Keynote Speakers Announced
The following keynote speakers have been confirmed to present during the symposium:

  • Dane Blair, Senior Principal Consultant, Blasting Geomechanics Pty Ltd
  • Ron Douglas MAusIMM, Executive Global Head, Projects & Technology, Orica
  • William Fourney, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
  • Cam Halfpenny, Managing Director, Productivity Improvement Australasia Technology & Innovation, Rio Tinto
  • Charles Kliche, Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
  • Patsy Mitchell, Manager Drill and Blast, BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Call for Papers
Submissions have now closed.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Now Available
The organising committee is pleased to invite companies to support FRAGBLAST11. A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. The opportunities, which can be tailored to address your organisation’s business needs, are a very cost-effective way to reach delegates.

FRAGBLAST11 will be an ideal opportunity for sponsors to maximise exposure to a prime international audience.

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