Waveform analysis in mitigation of blast-induced vibrations


Uyar G. G. , Ecevitoglu B.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, cilt.66, ss.25-30, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2008.08.004
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.25-30

Özet

To mitigate the blast-induced ground vibrations, we proposed a new methodology quite different from conventional methods which do not take into account the mechanics of seismic waves. Contrary to conventional methods, the proposed methodology does not consider any blast-parameters such as explosive types and amounts, blast-geometry, blast-hole design, hole-depth/diameter, etc., except time-delays. The methodology aims to employ the most suitable time-delays among blast-hole groupings to minimize destructive interference of the surface waves at the location of blast-induced vibrations. The crucial point of the proposed methodology is the use of a pilot-blast signal which takes account of the seismic properties of all complex geology between the blast and the target locations. Therefore, it does not require any geological model or assumption. The methodology has been implemented at a Turkish Coal Company's Lignite Mine. Blasting induced ground vibrations at this mine could be minimized to a ratio of 1/8. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.