Zongxian Zhang, Chinese mining engineer, researcher.
Zhang, Zongxian was born on February 20, 1959 in Fufeng, Shaanxi, China. Son of Jinhua Zhang and Yuqin Fu.
Bachelor of Science, Xi'an University Architecture and Technology, China, 1978—1982. Master of Science, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, 1983—1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2001.
Lecturer University of Science & Technology Beijing, 1988—1992, associate professor, 1992—1997. Senior research engineer Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2001—2002. Research engineer Luossavaara-Kirunavaara AB, Malmberget, Sweden, since 2002.
Achievements include research in relation between loading rate and rock fracture toughness. Research in field measurements on TBM machine cutter forces and temperatures. Development of empirical relation between fracture toughness and tensile strength of rock.
Development of new and effective method for reducing ground vibration caused by blasting. Development of new method for improving production blasting. Development of application of stress wave theory to mining blasting.
Married Mei Wang, December 6, 1986. Children: Ying, Anna.