Ground vibration assessment at y-3 panel of Tunçbilek open pit lignite mine

Büyükyıldırım, Kürşad
Yörgüç village is within the close neighbourhood of the Western Lignite Corporation Y-3 panel. Although the nearest part of the mine is 1100 m and the farthest part is 2500 m from the village at present, some of the villagers complained about the ground vibration at the past. Therefore the assessment of damage risk and, if any, control and minimization of vibrations constitutes the aim and the scope of this research work. The researh work consists of monitoring of vibration, characterising of the seismic waves by full wave form analysis, and determination of magnitude and frequency of the waves from round blasting practice. Also dominant frequencies are determined, using single-hole blasting records by special software. The analyses are continued by a critical discussion and evaluation, and, proposals for new firing methods are made. The proposed firing methods are validated by further monitoring. As a result the best blasting practice was selected and offered to control and minimize the ground vibration.


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Citation Formats
K. Büyükyıldırım, “Ground vibration assessment at y-3 panel of Tunçbilek open pit lignite mine,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.