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Les Vibrations Dues Aux Tirs Et Leurs Effets Sur Les Constructions (Blasting Vibrations and Their Effects on Structures).

Authors
Nicholls-HR; Johnson-CF; Duvall-WI
Source
Explosifs 1973 (2):45-92
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010736
Abstract
This report, the second part of this French translation of Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 656, presents the results of the Bureau's 10-year program to study the problem of air blast and ground vibrations generated by blasting. The program included an extensive field study of ground vibrations; a consideration of air blast effects; an evaluation of instrumentation to measure vibrations; establishment of damage criteria for residential structures; determination of blasting parameters which grossly affected vibrations; empirical safe blasting limits; and the problem of human response. While values of 2.0-In/sec particle velocity and 0.5-Psi air blast overpressure are recommended as safe blasting limits not to be exceeded to preclude damage to residential structures, lower limits are suggested to minimize complaints.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 151-73
Issue of Publication
2
Source Name
Explosifs, No. 2, April-June 1973, PP. 45-92
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