The Bureau of Mines arranged to have a wood-frame test house built in the path of an advancing surface coal mine so it could investigate the effects of repeated blasting over a 2-yr period. Later, the house was shaken mechanically to produce fatigue cracking. Failure strain characteristics of construction materials were evaluated as a basis for comparing strains induced by blasting and shaker loading to those induced by weather and household activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
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