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)
Experimental investigation on deformation behavior of circular underground opening in hard soil using a three-dimensional physical model

Jinwei Fu; Mohammad Reza Safaei; Hadi Haeri; vahab sarfarazi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Leige Xu; Ali Arefnia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.12158.2213

Abstract
  In this work, the mechanical behavior of strata deformation due to drilling and surface loading is investigated using a 3D physical model. For this purpose, a scaled-down physical model is first designed. Then the tunnel drilling and support system are built. The subsidence experiments performed due ...  Read More

Influence of Single Tunnel and Twin Tunnel on Collapse Pattern and Maximum Ground Movement

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 117-128

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11088.2085

Abstract
  Particle Flow Code in Two Dimensions (PFC2D) was used in order to examine the influence of single tunnel and twin tunnel on the collapse pattern and maximum ground movement. Since first PFC was calibrated by the experiments, the results obtained were rendered by a uniaxial test. Further, a rectangular ...  Read More

Interaction between Tunnel and Surface Foundation using PFC2D

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari; Sh. Mohamadi Bolban Abad

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 785-798

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10846.2057

Abstract
  In this work, we investigate the interaction between tunnel and surface foundation in two dimensions by the particle flow code. At the first stage, the PFC calibration is conducted using the experimental test results rendered by a biaxial test. Then the simulation of a biaxial test is performed by confining ...  Read More

Behavior of a Tunnel and its Neighboring Joint with and without Presence of Rock Bolt under Biaxial Loads; Particle Flow Code Approach

V. Sarfarazi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 855-864

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9581.1872

Abstract
  In this work, the interaction between the semi-circular space and the neighboring joint with and without the presence of rock bolts was investigated using the particle flow code (PFC) approach. For this purpose, firstly, the calibration of PFC was performed using both the Brazilian experimental test ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Introducing hard rock TBMs’ downtime analysis model with reference to past case histories’ data

E. Farrokh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 457-472

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2018.6815.1509

Abstract
  The study of downtime and subsequently machine utilization in a given project is one of the major requirements of an accurate estimation of TBM performance and daily advance rate. Interestingly, while it is very common to report the components of downtime when discussing a tunneling project in the literature; ...  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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.573

Abstract
  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

Calculation of tunnel behavior in viscoelastic rock mass

Reza Rahmannejad; A.I. Sofianos

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 27-33

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2013.95

Abstract
  Wall displacements and ground pressure acting on the lining of a tunnel increase with time. These time-dependent deformations are both due to face advance effect and to the time-dependent behavior of the rock mass.  Viscoelastic materials exhibit both viscous and elastic behaviors. Thorough this ...  Read More