Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Rock Mechanics
Participation of Analytical Parameters in Predictive Empirical Models for Rock Mass Deformation Modulus: A Review

Mohammad Reza Shahverdiloo; Shokroallah Zare

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 June 2024


  The deformation modulus of rock mass is necessary for stability analysis of rock structures, which is generally estimated by empirical models with one to five input parameters/indexes. However, appropriate input parameter participation to establish a sound basis for a reliable prediction has been a challenging ...  Read More

Performance Comparison of Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithm for Back-analysis of Soil Layer Geotechnical Parameters

Leila Nikakhtar; Shokroallah Zare; Hossein Mirzaei

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 217-232


  Surface settlement induced by tunneling is one of the most crucial problems in urban environments. Hence, accurate prediction of soil geotechnical properties is an important prerequisite in the minimization of it. In this research work, the amount of surface settlement is predicted using three-dimensional ...  Read More

Stochastic Stability Analysis of Tunnels Considering Randomness of Rock Mass Properties

M. Mazraehli; Sh. Zare; M. Adebayo Idris

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1123-1141


  The purpose of this work is to present an approach for the probabilistic stability analysis of tunnels considering the heterogeneity of geo-mechanical properties. A stochastic procedure is followed to account for the variability in the rock mass property characterization. The finite difference method ...  Read More

Challenges for In-Situ Stress Measurement in Rock Caverns by Hydraulic Fracturing and HTPF Tests-Case Study: Azad Hydropower Project

M. R. Shahverdiloo; Sh. Zare

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 529-545


       Hydraulic fracturing (HF) and hydraulic testing of pre-existing fractures (HTPF) are efficient hydraulic methods in order to determine the in-situ stress of rock mass. Generally, the minimum (Sh) and maximum (SH) horizontal principal stresses are measured by hydraulic methods; ...  Read More

A 3D Finite-Difference Analysis of Interaction between a Newly-Driven Large Tunnel with Twin Tunnels in Urban Areas

S. Akbari; Sh. Zare; H. Chakeri; H. Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 809-823


  Evaluation of the interaction between a new and the existing underground structures is one of the important problems in urban tunneling. In this work, using FLAC3D, four numerical models of single- and twin-tube tunnels in urban areas are developed, where the horizontal distance between the single- and ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling

L. Nikakhtar; Sh. Zare; H. Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 301-314


  One of the main issues involved during tunnel construction with tunnel boring machines is the tail gap grouting. This gap is between the external diameter of tunnel lining and the excavation boundary that is filled with high-pressure grouting materials. In this work, three different approaches of gap ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining

Seyed S. Mousavi; M. Nikkhah; Sh. Zare

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 95-112


  In this work, we tried to automatically optimize the cost of the concrete segmental lining used as a support system in the case study of Mashhad Urban Railway Line 2 located in NE Iran. Two meta-heuristic optimization methods including particle swarm optimization (PSO) and imperialist competitive algorithm ...  Read More

Evaluation of structural analysis of tunnel segmental lining using beam-spring method and force-method (Case study: Chamshir water conveyance tunnel)

M. Nikkhah; Seyed S. Mousavi; Sh. Zare; O. Khademhosseini

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 111-130


  The joints between segmental rings can withstand a certain amount of bending moment as well as axial and shear forces. Generally, in the structural analysis of tunnel segmental lining, the joints can be modeled as elastic hinges or rotational springs, and their rigidity should be demonstrated in terms ...  Read More