Mining and Blasting

Mining and blasting is yet another common civil engineering application of vibration monitoring. Monitoring and/or measurement can serve two purposes in such settings: (1) Verifying that explosions do not have an excessive impact on nearby buildings or areas. (2) Vibration monitoring can be used to investigate the seismic wave propagation generated by explosions, and to determine the right amount of explosives for the particular situation. The GEA system is useful for both functions.