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Elasto-plastic analysis of circular tunnel based on strain nonlinear softening
Author(s): Li-ming Zhang; Zai-quan Wang
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Paper Abstract

The elastic-nonlinear softening-residual plastic surrounding rock mode1 is analyzed. According to the total strain theory, the relationship between equivalent stress and equivalent strain is deduced from uniaxial compression of practical rock. The relational expressions are related with triaxial stress (σθ, σz, and σr) and triaxial strain (εθ, εz, and εr) of surrounding rock. The mechanism of load bearing and acting relation between surrounding rock and support are studied. Stress and displacement distribution of broken zone, plastic zone and elastic zone of tunnel are presented out. The ultimate bearing capacity of surrounding rock is given. The critical pressure leading to yield firstly of surrounding rock that caused by inner pressure is introduced. The obtained results are more closely to actual values of surrounding rock than Kastner's formula. The ideal plastic model and the brittle model are special cases of the proposed solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 73756M (25 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839385
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Li-ming Zhang, Qingdao Technological Univ. (China)
Zai-quan Wang, Qingdao Technological Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7375:
ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008
Xiaoyuan He; Huimin Xie; YiLan Kang, Editor(s)

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