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Les Vibrations Dues Aux Tirs Et Leurs Effets Sur Les Constructions (Blasting Vibrations and Their Effects on Structures).
Nicholls-HR; Johnson-CF; Duvall-WI
Explosifs 1973 (2):45-92
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.
Issue of Publication
Explosifs, No. 2, April-June 1973, PP. 45-92
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division