RESPONSE OF ROCK PINNACLES TO BLASTING VIBRATIONS AND AIRBLASTS.

Charles H. Dowding*, Francis S. Kendorski, Robert A. Cummings

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study of the susceptibility of pinnacles to toppling and fatigue loss of strength from blasting vibrations. The blast response of a uniquely slender pinnacle in Bryce Canyon National Park is measured to allow an assessment of its stability. Geometry of other pinnacles or erosional remnants is surveyed and a simple algebraic method is developed to predict fundamental translational frequencies for generalized non-uniform shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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