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Title: The Study of Seismic Waves Produced by Buildings Controlled Demolition Works
Author(s): Marin Lupoae   Cătălin Baciu   Tudor-Viorel Ţigănescu         

Abstract: In buildings controlled demolition works using explosives there are some desired effects like the process of reinforced concrete elements destruction (cracking, fragmentation and low ejection of concrete fragments) that produce the collapse of the structure. Unfortunately, there are also some undesired effects like high ejection of concrete fragments, aerial shock waves and seismic waves. One of these undesired effects, the seismic wave, is the most dangerous, mostly, because its effect cannot be damped. The paper presents some theoretical and experimental aspects regarding the seismic waves produced by reinforced concrete buildings demolition using explosives.

Keywords: seismic wave, ground shock, demolition, blast.

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