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Title: The prediction of peak particle velocity vibration levels in underground structures that arise as the result of surface blasting
Author: Birch, Wiliiam John
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2011
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The author of this thesis has been involved in research into the environmental impact of blasting for over 34 years, initially as a founder member and then more recently as the director of the Blasting and Environmental Research Group [BERG]. BERG was originally established at the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering at the University of Leeds and has a long history of research into the environmental impacts of blasting from quarries and opencast mines. This thesis is concerned with the prediction of peak particle velocity vibration levels in underground structures that arise as a result of surface blasting. It does this by examining two specific case studies at Taffs Wells and Whitwell Quarries in the wider context of the environmental impact of blasting. The initial sections are concerned with the fundamentals of surface blasting, the physics of blast vibrations, a brief history of blasting research in terms of environmental impact and a literature survey of previous case studies related to blast damage levels in underground structures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.659028  DOI: Not available
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