This paper compares measured blast induced strains on operating, full scale, buried pipelines with three similar past studies. The recently performed study represents realistic and modern pipeline blasting techniques combined with modern data acquisition. The evaluation compares measured PPV and strain, as well as calculated stress, at equivalent scaled distances.
Harmonic energetic delamination a building is being considered for demolition at a formerly known atomic power lab. The building is within a containment structure under a negative pressure, so that no radioactive material is leaked out to the environment.
A new approach was developed to make this work possible.
Global wall strains from 4 to 77 micro-strains were measured at three structures adjacent to a highly-confined Florida quarry blast when PPV amplitudes ranged up to 6.05 in/s. Increasing the peak zero-crossing frequencies with carefully control delay timing helped to lower ground displacements affecting wall strains.
We have analyzed overpressure and ground vibration measurements for construction blasting for a large pipeline project. These field-measured levels have been compared to existing prediction curves in the literature and new curves have been proposed for overpressure and ground vibration for pipeline construction blasting activities.
A series of signature boreholes were blasted to observe any difference between confined and free face blasts. Four geophones were used to capture the compressive wave. The conventional approach, i.e. the calculation of vectorized peak particle velocity (vPPV) did not show any difference. Also a wavelet transform was tested.