Numerical study on maximum rebound ratio in blasting wave propagation along radian direction normal to joints

Wei Dong Lei, Jun Teng, A. Hefny, Jian Zhao, Jiong Guan

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In the process of 2-D compressional wave propagation in a rock mass with multiple parallel joints along the radian direction normal to the joints, the maximum possible wave amplitude corresponding to the points between the two adjacent joints in the joint set is controlled by superposition of the multiple transmitted and the reflected waves, measured by the maximum rebound ratio. Parametric studies on the maximum rebound ratio along the radian direction normal to the joints were performed in universal distinct element code. The results show that the maximum rebound ratio is influenced by three factors, i.e., the normalized normal stiffness of joints, the ratio of joint spacing to wavelength and the joint from which the wave rebounds. The relationship between the maximum rebound ratio and the influence factors is generalized into five charts. Those charts can be used as the prediction model for estimating the maximum rebound ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-748
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Central South University of Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • 2-D compressional wave
  • Maximum rebound ratio
  • Stiffness of joint

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