Papers by Keyword: Time-Dependent Deformation

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Authors: Lian Chong Li, Meng Xing
Abstract: How to establish the proper rheological model to describe and simulate the relationship between rock mechanic characteristics and time is one of the difficulties in the tunnel long-term stability analysis. In this paper, a numerical model to replicate the time-dependent deformation of rock mass was presented. In the model, the time-dependent deformation is described in terms of degradation of intrinsic physical and mechanical properties of rock and accumulation of mesoscopic damage inside the rock. Based on the model, uniaxial numerical experimentation and tunnel numerical model test are numerically constructed and investigated respectively. The model well reflects the initial creep, steady creep of rock and accelerated creep, which preliminary prove the validity of the proposed model. The results of the tunnel numerical model test show that the displacement curves from the numerical simulation were generally consistent with those from physical model tests. Furthermore, the macroscopic failure modes and local mesoscopic damage evolution of the tunnels were simulated.
Authors: Karen M. Taminger, John A. Wagner, W. Barry Lisagor
Authors: Lian Chong Li, Shao Hua Li
Abstract: Under the combined effects of various external factors, such as temperature, seepage, alternate wetting and drying and so on, the mechanical properties of rock mass are susceptible to be deteriorated, and its strength characteristics are significantly degraded with time. The mesoscopic damage accumulated inside the rock, contributing the rock slope instability with weak structure planes, generate the time-dependent deformation, and eventually lead to the slope failure. Given the time-dependent deformation of the rock, numerical simulations are conducted to investigate the key factors influencing the long-term stability of slopes. Numerical results show that the catastrophic failure time of slopes is linear to its cohesion, and the bigger cohesion and friction angle increase catastrophic failure time, i.e., the stability of rock slope increase. In addition, the configuration of the intact rock bridge can also influence the time-dependent slope stability. Slope height can significantly affect the slope stability and the maximum horizontal displacement. Differences in rock mass storage environment play an important role in the long-term stability of slopes.
Authors: Guang Bin Rao, Jian Qiu Wang, Wei Ke, En Hou Han
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