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Blast Vibrations and Other Potential Causes of Damage in Homes Near a Large Surface Coal Mine in Indiana.


PB94125648

Publication Date 1993
Personal Author Siskind, D. E.; Crum, S. V.; Plis, M. N.
Page Count 72
Abstract The U.S. Bureau of Mines studied seven homes near Evansville, IN, that had various degrees of damage that the owners attributed to vibrations from surface coal mine blasting. Researchers monitored vibration and airblast impacts, crack behavior before and after blasts, and dynamic structural responses to blasting and other sources. Level-loop surveys were performed to quantify possible settlement and subsidence. These results were combined with State and coal company measurements to determine if recent vibration characteristics, airblast propagations, or structural responses were typical of results found in historical studies that produced criteria for safe blasting and regulatory limits.
Keywords
  • Coal mining
  • Blasting
  • Damage
  • Houses
  • Dynamic structural analysis
  • Cracking(Fracturing)
  • Soil structure interactions
  • Vibration
  • Seismometers
  • Aerial explosions
  • Evansville(Indiana)
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 89D - Structural Analyses
  • 79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Minneapolis, MN. Twin Cities Research Center.
Supplemental Notes See also PB89-201420. Library of Congress catalog card no. 92-33172.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. of investigations/1993.
NTIS Issue Number 199407
Blast Vibrations and Other Potential Causes of Damage in Homes Near a Large Surface Coal Mine in Indiana.
Blast Vibrations and Other Potential Causes of Damage in Homes Near a Large Surface Coal Mine in Indiana.
PB94125648

  • Coal mining
  • Blasting
  • Damage
  • Houses
  • Dynamic structural analysis
  • Cracking(Fracturing)
  • Soil structure interactions
  • Vibration
  • Seismometers
  • Aerial explosions
  • Evansville(Indiana)
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 89D - Structural Analyses
  • 79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
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