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Mine Roof Vibrations from Underground Blasts, Pilot Knob, Missouri.

Authors
Siskind-DE; Snodgrass-JJ; Dick-RA; Quiring-JN
Source
NTIS: PB 228 623 :21 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009015
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines recorded particle accelerations in the mine roof produced by three types of explosives in the Pilot Knob Pellet Company mine, Pilot Knob, Missouri. Examined were the effectiveness of cube root, square root, and two-thirds power scaling in grouping the underground blast vibration data, and the effects of mine geometry, rock type, explosive type, and charge size on blast vibration levels. A propagation law for this mine was determined. The scaling factor of the square root of the charge weight was developed from previous Bureau studies of vibrations from quarry blasts, and in underground blasting both square root and cube root scaling were found applicable for scaling particle vibration data. The vibrations from the Pilot Knob blasts were best grouped by a square- root scaling factor. The empirical propagation equation aw1/2 = 76,250 (r/w1/2)-2.61 Where a is the peak acceleration in g's, w is the charge weight in pounds, and r is the distance from the blast in feet, may be used to describe vibration amplitudes from charges fired with zero delay caps or with a single cap at Pilot Knob.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-228623
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI 7764
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 228 623
State
MO;
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