The Time-Frequency Analysis for Energy Dissipation Shed-Tunnel’s Rockfall Impact Signal Based on Wavelet Theory


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Shed-tunnel is one of common prevention measures along the highway. Through the wavelet theory we denoised the rockfall impact signal when the rock impact the ordinary shed-tunnel and the energy dissipation shed-tunnel. And then we evaluated the wavelet theory’s denoise effect by the signal-to-noise ratio. The calculation result indicated that the denoise effect is very good. At last, through the autocorrelation analysis and time-frequency analysis for the rockfall impact signal, it was found that the ordinary shed-tunnel’s impact signals didn’t have obvious frequency and the frequency contained many component,but the energy dissipation shed-tunnel’s impact signals had obvious frequency. So the energy dissipation shed-tunnel’s impact signals had a relatively fixed cycle and frequency. The received frequency of rockfall impact by the time-frequency analysis could provide the basis for the design of energy dissipation shed-tunnel’s natural frequency.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li






L. F. Wang et al., "The Time-Frequency Analysis for Energy Dissipation Shed-Tunnel’s Rockfall Impact Signal Based on Wavelet Theory", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 5085-5088, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




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