Publications

GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech professionals regularly write and publish articles like the works listed here – just one more way we share our expertise.

GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech Publications

  • “Monitoring and Advanced Evaluation Techniques for Aggregate Mining in Urban Settings”
    by Douglas Rudenko and Jeffery Straw | Proceedings of the 2011 Society of Mining Engineers Annual Meeting | Denver, CO
  • “The Court of Public Opinion: Winning Through Science”
    by Douglas Rudenko and Philip Berger Jr. February 2002 | Aggregates Manager
  • “Plugging in to Digital Detonation”
    by Russell A. Carter | May 2002 | Rock Products
  • “Blasting Near Domestic Water Supplies: Facts and Myths Part Two”
    by Douglas Rudenko, Gregory Love and Thomas Novotny | August 2002 | Aggregates Manager
  • “Blasting Near Domestic Water Supplies: Facts and Myths Part One”
    by Douglas Rudenko, Gregory Love and Thomas Novotny. August 2002. Aggregates Manager.
  • “Predicting Response in Historical Structures”
    by Mohamad Sharif. January 2000. Rock Products.
  • “Diagnosing and Solving Blasting Problems”
    by Douglas Rudenko. July 2000. Aggregates Manager.
  • “Accurate Record Documentation is Essential When Preparing for Blast Damage Litigation”
    by Keith Pucalik. November 2000. Aggregates Manager.
  • “Success Story Awards: Elmhurst Chicago Stone Co.”
    by Darren Constantino. August 1999. Pit & Quarry.
  • “Why People Complain about Blasting”
    by James P. Reil. July 1998. Rock Products.
  • “Reducing Blasting Claims”
    by Mark R. Fritzen. November 1997. Pit & Quarry.
  • “CIMA’s Tool Energy Rating Should End Confusion”
    by Phillip R. Berger Jr., Thomas Leonard and Bryan E. Papillon. April 1996. Aggregates Manager.
  • “Anomalies in Blast Vibration Propagation”
    by D.T. Froedge. August 1995. Coal.
  • “Outsmarting Blast Vibrations”
    by D.T. Froedge. November 1989. Coal.
  • “Your Blasting Ruined My Well!”
    by Donelson A. Robertson. April 1988. Stone Review.

United States Bureau of Mines (USBM) Reports

  • “Structure of Response and Damage Produced by Airblast From Surface Mining”
    by David E. Siskind, Virgil J. Stachura. 1999. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Surface Mine Blasting Near Pressurized Transmission Pipelines”
    by David E. Siskind, Mark S. Stagg, John E. Wiegand and David L. Schulz. 1994. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Blast Vibrations and Other Potential Causes of Damage in Homes Near a Large Surface Coal Mine in Indiana”
    by David E. Siskind, Steven V. Crum and Matthew N. Plis. 1993. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Comparative Study of Blasting Vibrations from Indiana Surface Coal Mines”
    by David E. Siskind, Steven V. Crum, Rolfe E. Otterness and John W. Kopp. 1989. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Surface Mine Blasting”
    by Staff, Bureau of Mines (Illinois). April 16, 1987. Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar.
  • “Low-Frequency Vibrations Produced by Surface Mine Blasting Over Abandoned Underground Mines”
    by David E. Siskind, Virgil J. Stachura and Michael J. Nutting. 1987. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Delayed Blasting Tests to Improve Highwall Stability — A Final Report”
    by Virgil J. Stachura, Larry R. Fletcher and Michael A. Peltier. 1986. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Effects of Millisecond-Delay Intervals on Vibration and Airblast from Surface Coal Mine Blasting”
    by John W. Kopp and David E. Siskind. 1986. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Assessment of Blasting Vibrations from Surface Mine Blasting in Peabody’s Universal Mine, Blanford, Indiana”
    by David E. Siskind. May 15, 1985. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “The Generation of Low-Frequency Long-Duration Vibrations from Surface Mine Blasting at Blanford, Indiana”
    by David E. Siskind, Virgil J. Stachura and Michael J. Nutting. November 15, 1985. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Effects of Repeated Blasting on a Wood-Frame House”
    by Mark S. Stagg, David E. Siskind, Michael G. Stevens and Charles H. Dowding. 1984. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Explosives and Blasting Procedures Manual”
    by Richard A. Dick, Larry R. Fletcher and Dennis V. D’Andrea. 1983. U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • “Vibrations from Underground Blasting”
    by James J. Snodgrass and David E. Siskind. 1974. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Defining Blast Patterns Using Empirical Formulas”
    by Joseph M. Pugliese. 1974. Engineering and Mining Journal.
  • “Effects of Mechanical Properties of Material on Cratering: A Laboratory Study”
    by J. Burlin Johnson and R.L. Fischer. 1963. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Vibrations from Instantaneous and Millisecond-Delayed Quarry Blasts”
    by Wilbur I. Duvall, Charles F. Johnson, V.C. Meyer and James F. Devine. 1963. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Review of Criteria for Estimating Damage to Residences from Blasting Vibrations”
    by Wilbur I. Duvall and David E. Fogelson. 1962. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Airblast and Ground Vibration Generation and Propagation From Contour Mine Blasting”
    by Virgil J. Stachura, David E. Siskind and John W. Kopp. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Airblast Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques for Surface Mine Blasting”
    by Virgil J. Stachura, David E. Siskind and Alvin J. Engler. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Blast Vibration Measurements Near and On Structure Foundations”
    by David E. Siskind, Mark S. Stagg. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
  • “Blasting Vibrations and Their Effects on Structures”
    by Harry R. Nicholls, Charles F. Johnson and Wilbur I. Duvall. U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • “Measurement of Blast-Induced Ground Vibrations and Seismograph Calibration”
    by Mark S. Stagg and Alvin J. Engler. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.