An Introduction to Mining Seismology

Edited by

  • Renata Dmowska, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

By

  • Slawomir Gibowicz, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Andrzej Kijko, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

An Introduction to Mining Seismology describes comprehensively the modern methods and techniques used to monitor and study seismicity and rockbursts in mines. Key case histories from various worldwide mining districts clearly illustrate and skillfully emphasize the practical aspects of mining seismology. This text is intended as a handbook for geophysicists and mining and rock mechanics engineers working at mines. It will also serve as an essential reference tool for seismologists working at research institutions on local seismicity not necessarily induced by mining.
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Audience

Graduate students and researchers in seismology, mining, and rock mechanics.

 

Book information

  • Published: February 1994
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-282120-2

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An Introduction to Mining Seismology describes comprehensively the modern methods and techniques used to monitor and study seismicity and rockbursts in mines. Key case histories from various worldwide mining districts clearly illustrate and skillfully emphasize the practical aspects of mining seismology. This text is intended as a handbook for geophysicists and mining and rock mechanics engineers working at mines. It will also serve as an essential reference tool for seismologists working at research institutions on local seismicity not necessarily induced by mining.



Table of Contents

(Chapter Headings): Introduction. Principal Types of Mine Tremors. Seismic Waves at Short Distances. Location of Seismic Events in Mines. Optimal Planning of Seismic Networks in Mines. Selected Topics from Seismic Tomography inMines. Stress-Induced Anisotropy and the Propagation of Seismic Waves. Attenuation and Scattering of Seismic Waves. Focal Mechanism of Mine Tremors. Seismic Source Modeling. Seismic Spectra and Source Parameters. Statistical Assessment of Seismic Hazardin Mines: Statistical Prediction. Prediction and Prevention of Large Seismic Events. References. Selected Bibliography. Index.