High Seismic Energy

Salehudin, Mohd Taofiq (2010) High Seismic Energy. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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A seismic source generates controlled seismic energy that is used in both reflection
and refraction seismic surveys. A seismic source can be simple, such as dynamite, or
it can use more sophisticated technology, such as a specialized air gun. Seismic
sources can provide single pulses or continuous pulses of energy that generates
seismic waves, which travel through a medium such as water or layers of rocks.
Some of the waves then reflect and refract to receivers, such as geophones or
hydrophones. Dynamite has been used since 1950's in seismic survey. After mid
1960's a number of non-dynamite sources were in various stage of development. For
example development of air gun in 1966 at Texas and its have been widely used in
the industries nowadays. But, various researches also been done to overcome the
disadvantage of dynamite such as its insolubility in water and its liquid form and
high gravity render makes it's very unfavourable in submarine operation. The
purpose of this report is to represent an introduction about the project and state the
problem along with the objectives and methodology used to solve the problem. The
first chapter makes brief introduction to the project. The report continues with the
second chapter, which is literature review. Then it is followed by methodology.
Conclusion part summarizes the report content. The objective of the present research
is to develop chemical explosion that can be used as seismic source which are safe to
use and environmental friendly. Understanding on chemical explosion is crucial so
that all safety precaution can be taken during all the experiment. Two different types
of fuel will be used which are acetylene gas and gunpowder.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 12:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 12:09
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9403

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