A Study of Damage to a Residential Structure from Blast Vibrations

by John F. Wiss,
Harry R. Nicholls,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-074-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-074-3 (ISBN-10), 1974, Soft Cover, Pg. 77
A study for the Research Council for Performance of Structures of ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


A primary objective of this test project was to study, under carefully controlled conditions, the effects of earthborn blast vibrations upon a residential structure. Another objective was to compare the propagation characteristics of earthborn blast vibrations, when the explosive was detonated in soil, with the extensive information already available on blasts in bedrock. This publication contains a detailed account of this study, covering topics such as the test building, reports of the test, experimental procedure, experimental data, data analysis, and conclusions.

Subject Headings: Residential buildings | Damage (structural) | Blasting effects | Vibration | Explosions | Soil properties | Bedrock | Publications


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