Characteristics of transmittivity for a single joint in 2D wave propagation and implications

Wei Dong Lei, M. H. Ashraf, Jun Teng, Jian Zhao, Hong Wei Song

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Two-dimensional (2D) compressional wave propagation from a tunnel or borehole in a rock mass with single joint is a multiple factor-influenced problem. The possible factors influencing on the transmittivity including the normalized stiffness of the joint, the radian angle, the radius of the cavity, the radial distance from the cavity center and the mechanical properties of the rock. Extensive parametric studies on the transmittivity were performed, the characteristics of it were induced, and the research strategies were proposed for the corresponding problems. The results show that the study on transimittivity can be done using the points along the circle arc centered at the roadway or the boring core, the transimittivity at the joints along the right angle ray can be studied using one single point behind the joint, and the studies on transimittivity can be done on any reasonable radius value of the roadway or boring core in a typical rock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalZhongguo Kuangye Daxue Xuebao/Journal of China University of Mining and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Joint stiffness
  • Rock mass with single joint
  • Transmittivity
  • Two-dimensional wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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