Pilot studies on two dimensional wave propagation in rock masses

Wei Dong Lei, M. H. Ashraf, Jian Zhao

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Abstract

Pilot studies on two dimensional (2-D) wave propagation through single joint or multiple parallel joints were comprehensively conducted, using a suitable data processing method. The possible factors influencing the transmission ratio in 2-D wave propagation under certain circumstances in rock masses were studied. It is found that in the process of 2-D wave propagation, for any radial line, the amount, the stiffness and the spacing of the joints influence the transmission ratio; by contrast, the transmission ratio at any point is independent of the radial distance from the center of wave source. It is also found that the transmission ratio for every grid-point along a single circle can present the transmission ratio for every grid-point after a certain quantity of joints. For the special radian direction (normal to the joints), it is concluded that the transmission ratio is dominated by the normal stiffness; while the influence of shear stiffness is negligible. The radius of the tunnel or borehole for the source wave does not affect the transmission ratio in 2-D wave propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-955
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2-D wave
  • Pilot study
  • Stiffness of joint
  • Transmission ratio
  • Wave propagation

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