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What is the 'hot spot theory'? Studying mining engineering doing a course on blasting View All

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the below link may help you.

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The hot spot theory for blasting and explosives basically states that blasts initiation starts a locations of high temperature and high pressure with in the chemical system that is exploding [1]. The article referenced gives a lot more detail on the process.

This hot spot theory different than that for volcanoes as noted by Melvin, but the some of the same basic thermodynamic process govern both.

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