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Title: Tug Fork River Big Bend Cutoff blast monitoring study
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntington District.
Joachim, Charles E.
Keywords: Blast-induced vibration
Rock blasting
Seismic blast monitoring
Tug Fork River
West Virginia
Blast effects
Explosion effects
Seismic waves
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-83-4.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This report documents the results of a blast vibration monitoring program conducted in the vicinity of the proposed Tug Fork River Big Bend Cutoff. Explosive and traffic (railroad and highway) induced vibration data were measured at selected sites in the vicinity of the proposed excavation. Analysis of these data shows that the railroad induced maximum peak particle velocities are onetenth or less (≤0.2 in. /sec) than the damage threshold for structures (2 in./sec) and one-fortieth or less than the damage threshold for unlined tunnels (8 in./sec). Dominant frequencies of the recorded data are in the range 30 to 50 Hz. This frequency range dictates a minimum delay time of 30 msec.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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