Effects of Blasting Vibrations on Strength and Physical Properties of Curing Concrete

발파진동의 크기가 양생콘크리트의 강도와 물성에 미치는 영향

  • 박근순 (한국중공업(주) 토목부차장 우리학회 이사)
  • Published : 1998.12.01


Effects of blasting vibrations on curing concrete have not been well studied. As a result, unreasonable and strong blasting vibration constraints have been placed on blasting when it occur in the vicinity of curing concrete. To study the effects of blasting on curing concrete blocks of $33.3{\times}27.7{\times}16.2cm$ were molded and placed on the quarry. Several sets of concrete blocks were subjected separately to peak vibrations of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 5.0 and 10cm/sec. The impulses of blasting vibrations were applied with thirty-minute intervals. Along with unvibrated concrete blocks, the vibrated concrete samples cored with 60.3mm in diameter were measured for elastic moduli, sonic velocity and uniaxial compressive strength. Test results can be summarized as follows; 1. The blasting vibrations between 6 and 8 hours after pour generally lowered on the uniaxial compressive strength of the concrete. 2. A low blasting vibration of 0.25cm/sec did not affect the uniaxial compressive strength. As the magnitude of the blasting vibration increases, compressive strength of concrete is decreased. 3. Physical properties of the P-wave velocity, Young’s modulus, and Poisson's ratio showed a weakly decreasing trend in the concrete blocks vibrated between 6 and 8 hours after pour.