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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)