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Title: Seismic effects produced by explosions
Authors: Tashkov, Ljubomir
Mirakovski, G.
Keywords: Earth movements and building
Buildings -- Vibration
Seismic waves -- Speed -- Measurement
Structural stability
Building -- Safety measures
Mine explosions
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineering
Citation: Tashkov, L., & Mirakovski, G. (2008). Seismic effects produced by explosions. In Mazzolani, F. M., Mistakidis, E., Borg, R. P., Byfield, M., De Matteis, G., Dubina.,..Wang, Y. (Eds.), Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events: COST Action C26 (pp. 327-332). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.
Abstract: ▪ The underground explosions such as mining or accidental explosions in the storages of gas, liquid or explosive, produce energy release for very short time. The propagation of the waves is in spherical direction, which velocity depends of the density of the medium passing through. Starting from the centre of explosion and going far away, the velocity of the waves decreases. Also, entering in softer soil, the velocity of the waves could drastically decrease. In that case, the effect of the explosion to surrounding structures could be different.
▪ The methodology for definition of seismic effects to the structures such as residential buildings is described in this data sheet. The methodology is based on experimental measurements of the velocity of the seismic waves on the ground surface along the profiles of several hundred meters in direction radial to the source of the explosion.
ISBN: 9789990944402
Appears in Collections:Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events : COST Action C26

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