ABSTRACT: In tunnel excavation by blast beneath the surface structures in urban area, the characteristics of ground vibration induced by blast and its influence on surface structures are analyzed by the field test and the numerical analysis on dynamic behaviors of the structure. According to the field test on the propagating characteristics of blast vibration through the rock mass and the concrete foundation pile, the attenuation index of peak particle velocity with distance shows the range of 1.7-2.0 for the rock mass and the range of 2.0-2.3 for the concrete pile. This shows that the blast vibration reduces more rapidly in the concrete pile. It is known from the numerical analysis on dynamic behavior of the structure that the coefficient of response, velocity ratio of structure response to input wave, is different according to the story of the structure. It can be said from this research that the characteristics of the ground vibration and the dynamic behavior of the structure should be well evaluated and be considered as important factors for safe blasting design especially in underground excavation at shallow depth in urban area.
Ground Vibration in Tunnelling by Blasting and its Effect on Surface Structures
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Shin, H.S., Han, K.C., Ryu, C., and J.H. Synn. "Ground Vibration in Tunnelling by Blasting and its Effect on Surface Structures." Paper presented at the 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, July 2000.
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