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Peak particle velocity data acquisition for monitoring blast induced earthquakes in quarry sites

Hammed, O.S. and Popoola, O.I. and Adetoyinbo, A.A. and Awoyemi, M.O. and Adagunodo, T. A. and Olubosede, O. and Bello, A.K (2018) Peak particle velocity data acquisition for monitoring blast induced earthquakes in quarry sites. Data in Brief, 19. pp. 398-408.

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Abstract

The peak particle velocity datasets recorded during quarry blasts in the neighborhood villages and towns in Ibadan and Abeokuta were processed and analyzed in order to recommend a safe blast design for each of the quarries. The minimum peak particle velocity of 48.27 mm/s was recorded near the foundation of the nearest residence at the shot to monitored distance of 500m. The tendency of ground vibration emanating from the quarry sites to cause damage to the structures in the nearby dwelling areas is very high. The peak particle velocity datasets recorded were not within the safe limit. Therefore the peak particle velocity that will not exceed 35 mm/s is recommended for a safe blast design.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quarry blasts Ground vibration Peak particle velocity data Blast seismograph
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 13:27
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 13:27
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10851

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