Research on 3D Geomechanics Model Test for a Large-Scale Offspur Tunnel Project
Geomechanics model test has some distinctive advantages in simulating changing laws of stress and strain of rockmass as well as failure mechanism of surrounding rockmass of tunnel. In order to systematically study mechanics deformation properties of a large-scale offspur tunnel under excavation state, we design and manufacture a large scale 3D model test rack installation with hydraulic equipment. The test rack is 3.7 meters long, 2.2 meters wide and 4 meters high, which is the largest 3D geomechanics model test rack in present Chinese communication trades. The new-type similar material of model is a kind of cementitious composite which is mixed with iron ore powder, blanc fix, quartz sand, rosin, industrial alcohol and gypsum powder. 3D geomechanics model test for a large-scale offspur tunnel is carried out by utilizing the test installation and the similar material. The original design and construction of the offspur tunnel has been effectively optimized by results from model test.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
Q. Y. Zhang et al., "Research on 3D Geomechanics Model Test for a Large-Scale Offspur Tunnel Project", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 557-560, 2006