Simulation and Information Management
for Blasting in Mines


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:

  • site specific
  • - parameters, stocks, units, etc.
  • configuration
  • - user preferences
  • modelling
  • - simulation, prediction
  • visualisation
  • - complex calculations, data relationships
  • data
  • - sharing, archiving, integrating
  • adaptable
  • - integrate 3rd-party s/ware, data access
  • generic
  • - extensive application to all blasting
  • customise
  • - built-in or external to modules
  • control
  • - the data belongs to the user


    About JKSimBlast

    JKSimBlast has been developed by JKTech based on more than two decades of experience from JKMRC mining research.

    The aim of JKSimBlast is to provide the best possible system for blast management.

    Individual program modules can be combined to create a tailored system reflecting the mine's operating procedures and expertise.

    Utility modules, such as explosives and accessories and units of measurement, can be pre-defined for local usage.

    Customised applications can be added to the JKSimBlast system.

    JKSimBlast uses Hardlock keys for software security.

    Click here for a more detailed description of how JKSimBlast works.


    JKSimBlast is supplied as individual components or in functional packages:
    (click a module name for more information)

    Surface Blast Design 2DBench
    Underground Blast Design 2DRing
    Tunnel Blast Design 2DFace
    Blast Analysis 2DView (includes Energy + 2DContour)
    Timing Analysis TimeHEx
    Blast Management Blast Management (JKBMS)

    Surface Blasting 2DBench + JKBMS + 2DView + TimeHEx
    Underground Blasting 2DRing + JKBMS + 2DView + TimeHEx
    Tunnel Blasting 2DFace + JKBMS + 2DView + TimeHEx

    (included with all above) StockView + Units + Design Importer


    Minimum Operating Requirements

    Intel Pentium or compatible with:

  • MS Windows 98, 98SE, NT4, 2000, XP
  • MS Windows compatible mouse and printer
  • 80 Mbytes hard disk space for installation
  • 40 Mbytes hard disk space for operation
  • SVGA graphics (800 x 600)


    Training and Support

    JKSimBlast includes one year of after-sales support. If required, Soft-Blast can install JKSimBlast and provide on-site training.


    Contact Soft-Blast for further information.



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    This page last updated April 2004
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