Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

A program for the monitoring of rock blasting operations for the construction of a sewer tunnel has been discussed. A summary of observations together with pertinent conclusions and recommendations regarding the blasting operations, the potential for damage to nearby structures and criteria for safe blasting operations has been presented. It is recommended that peak particle velocity be restricted to two inches per second in horizontal direction at the nearest existing structure to prevent cracking of walls.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Monitoring Rock Blasting for Tunnel Construction

St. Louis, Missouri

A program for the monitoring of rock blasting operations for the construction of a sewer tunnel has been discussed. A summary of observations together with pertinent conclusions and recommendations regarding the blasting operations, the potential for damage to nearby structures and criteria for safe blasting operations has been presented. It is recommended that peak particle velocity be restricted to two inches per second in horizontal direction at the nearest existing structure to prevent cracking of walls.