Dynamic responses of ground surface due to underground blasting

T. Kyoya, Y. Ichikawa, S. Han, T. Kawamoto

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The ground vibrations generated by the blasting are of great concern in geotechnical engineering. In this paper a numerical analysis method for prediction of the ground motion due to blasting is presented. The process of the propagation of a shock wave in the rock mass during an explosion is studied. The effect of discontinuities to the dynamic responses of the ground surface are investigated by using a dynamic model based on the damage mechanics theory. Also, the effect of varying depth to the surface is discussed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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