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Bureau of Mines Research on Response of Residences to Ground VI rations from Blasting.
18th U S Symp on Rock Mechanics Keystone Colorado, 1977 Jun; :3C1-1--3C1-6
This paper summarizes current work by the federal Bureau of Mines to reexamine damage criteria for residential structures responding to ground motions created by surface blasting. The most important aspect of this work is the determination of damage thresholds through field observations of the response of residences to ground motions generated by strip mining blasts. Before and after shot observations of damage are compared with measured structural response, measured input ground motion and blast pressures, and calculated structural response. Preliminary observations on three structures will be described.
18th U.S. Symp. on Rock Mechanics, Keystone, Colorado, June 22-24, 1977, PP. 3C1-1 Through 3C1-6
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