Equivalent medium model with virtual wave source method for wave propagation analysis in jointed rock masses

Jianchun Li, Guowei Ma, Jian Zhao

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Rock mass usually consists of multiple, parallel planar joints, known as joint sets, which govern the mechanical behavior of the rock mass. The dynamic behavior and wave propagation across jointed rock masses are of great interest in geophysics, mining and underground constructions. It is also significant to assess the stability and damage of rock structures under dynamic loads. Because of the discontinuity of the joints, the dynamic response of jointed rock masses is a complicated process. It is of significance to develop an efficient and explicit model to represent the dynamic property of the jointed rock mass.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Rock Dynamics and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780203093207
ISBN (Print)9780415613514
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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