Unexplained blasting vulnerabilities in a historic town

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dc.contributor.author Laefer, Debra F.
dc.contributor.author Loughlin, B.
dc.contributor.author Hickey, S.
dc.contributor.author O'Farrell, S.
dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T13:38:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T13:38:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2008, Taylor and Francis Group en
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-415-46872-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2376
dc.description Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions (SAHC08), 2-4 July, 2008, Bath, U.K. en
dc.description.abstract Historic residential and commercial structures in an early twentieth century town in the southeastern United States have regularly and repeatedly been damaged by an adjacent quarry, despite the diligent keeping of blasting levels below peak particle acceleration levels previously thought to be safe. This paper explores the possibility of the damage mechanism being blasting-induced partial, repetitive liquefaction. The detonation of high explosives has been used in research to induce liquefaction at designated field sites and in laboratories, but the possibility of this occurring as an unintentional side-effect of commercial blasting has not been explored. This paper evaluates data from an actual community to assess the likelihood that the recorded damage is being caused by the quarrying in the southeastern United States. Although the results are not definitive they are strongly indicative that induced liquefaction is endangering this historic town. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof D'ayala, Dina, Fodde, Enrico (eds.). Structural analysis of historic construction: preserving safety and significance: proceedings of the VI International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction en
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dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.subject Liquefaction en
dc.subject Blasting-induced en
dc.subject Quarrying en
dc.subject Damage en
dc.subject Historic Town en
dc.subject.lcsh Buildings--Blast effects--United States en
dc.subject.lcsh Historic buildings--United States en
dc.subject.lcsh Soil liquefaction--United States en
dc.title Unexplained blasting vulnerabilities in a historic town en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Laefer|Debra F.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Loughlin|B.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Hickey|S.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Farrell|S.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Mahony|G.|aut| en
dc.description.admin Conference website no longer accesible. Current website - http://www.sahc2010.org/. Link to publisher version of book - http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415468725/. DG au, ke, de - TS 26/07/10 en

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