Blast-induced liquefaction : a probable field case

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Title: Blast-induced liquefaction : a probable field case
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
Green, J.
Roberts, K.
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: QuarryBlastingLiquefaction
Subject LCSH: Soil liquefaction
Blasting
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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