Blast-induced liquefaction : a probable field case
|Title:||Blast-induced liquefaction : a probable field case||Authors:||Laefer, Debra F.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2163||Date:||Dec-2008||Abstract:||Increasingly, industrial operations adjoin residential communities. As the demand for natural resources increases, this problem is only more likely to exacerbate in coming decades. Thus, it is imperative to fully understand all potential damage mechanisms that may imperil nearby structures. This paper presents a case history that introduces a potential new mechanism, namely the unintentional triggering of liquefaction due to industrial blasting. The site in question is an early twentieth century town in the southeastern United States located adjacent to a granite quarry. Despite diligent control of blasting levels, there is a clear pattern of repeated damage radiating from the quarry area. This paper presents evidence collected to date that the damage mechanism is blasting-induced partial, repetitive liquefaction.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Keywords:||Quarry; Blasting; Liquefaction||Subject LCSH:||Soil liquefaction
Quarries and quarrying
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Cannon, E. West, R. & Fanning, P. (eds.). Joint Symposium Proceedings of Bridge and Concrete Research. Dec 4-5, 2008. Galway, Ireland||Conference Details:||Joint Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland & Concrete Research in Ireland Conference, December 4-5, 2008, Galway, Ireland|
|Appears in Collections:||Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection|
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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