Numerical Study of Elastic Wave Propagation Characteristics in Cracked Rock

DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26046   PDF        3,113 Downloads   3,882 Views   Citations


Numerical methods can provide extremely powerful tools for analysis and design of engineering systems with complex factors that are not possible or very difficult with the use of the conventional methods. In this paper, we use the 2-D boundary element method (BEM) program to model elastic wave excited by a point explosive source propagating in cracked rocks. As an example, we consider the typical crack distributions in rocks, both models for the real crack structure are also talked about. The elastic wave propagating in rocks with aligned cracks and parallel fractures is assumed. Effects of different crack parameters, such as crack scale length and crack density are analyzed. Numerical results show that the BEM is a powerful interpretive tool for understanding the complicated wave propagation and interaction in cracked solids.

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Han, K. and Cao, R. (2014) Numerical Study of Elastic Wave Propagation Characteristics in Cracked Rock. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 391-396. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26046.

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