Blasting vibrations and building damage

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Journal titleEngineer
Pages973978; # of pages: 6
Subjectblasting operations; effects of vibrations; buildings; speed; vibration control; Vibrations; Basements and foundations
AbstractBuilding vibration and building damage resulting from blasting operations were studied in a series of experiments on expendable buildings. Sixty charges ranging from 0.3 lb to 1 600 lb were set off at distances of 3ft to 300ft from the buildings under study. For this range the primary evidence of damage was in basement walls. Observations were made of vibration displacement, velocity, acceleration and strain of the building structures. The results supported previous conclusions that particle velocity is the most useful indicator of the onset of damage.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number7485
NPARC number20374957
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Record created2012-07-23
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