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Surface displacements due to an underground explosion

G. N. Bycroft
Surface displacements due to an underground explosion
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1966) 56 (4): 877-888

Abstract

A simple solution to the problem of surface displacements on an elastic half-space caused by an underground explosion is presented. The analysis is based on deriving the transient case for a point source from the steady state point source and then proceeding to the case of a finite spherical cavity by means of a retarded potential. Theoretical values of maximum displacement compare favorably with measured values from the underground test shot Rainier, a nuclear explosion of Operation Plumbob.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 56
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Surface displacements due to an underground explosion
Author(s): Bycroft, G. N.
Pages: 877-888
Published: 1966
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
Accession Number: 1966-014522
Categories: Engineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1966
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