Volume 8, Number 2 (6-2010)                   IJCE 2010, 8(2): 125-133 | Back to browse issues page


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Shahnazari H, Esmaeili M, Hosseini Ranjbar H. Simulating the Effects of Projectile Explosion on a Jointed Rock Mass Using 2D DEM: A Case Study of Ardebil-Mianeh Railway Tunnel. IJCE. 2010; 8 (2) :125-133
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-454-en.html

Abstract:   (7722 Views)

Considerations on the explosion resistant design of special infrastructures have increased in the recent

years. Amongst the various types of infrastructures, road and railway tunnels have a unique importance due to their

vital role in connection routes in emergency conditions. In this study, the explosion effects of a projectile impacting on

a railway tunnel located in a jointed rock medium has been simulated using 2D DEM code. Primarily, a GP2000

projectile has been considered as a usual projectile and its penetration depth plus its crater diameter were calculated

in rock mass. The blast pressure was, then, calculated via empirical formula and applied on the boundary of crater as

input load. Finally, the wave pressure propagation through the jointed rock medium was investigated. In part of the

study a sensitivity analysis has been carried out on jointed rock parameters such as joint orientation, dynamic modulus

and damping ratio. Their effects on tunnel lining axial force as well as bending moment have also been investigated.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Seismic Geotechnique

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