Newcastle Chapter

The mysteries of blast induced ground vibrations

Prof. Gour C. Sen, University of Wollongong

There are often anomalies between the expected level and the actual monitored level of blast induced ground vibrations. The main theme of this talk highlights the effect of the degree of confinement of an explosive charge on the magnitude of the shock wave transmitted through the ground. An analysis of the energy distribution of an explosive charge will also be discussed in order to support this hypothesis.

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