Rock dynamics research related to cavern development for ammunition storage

J. Zhao, Y. X. Zhou, A. M. Hefny, J. G. Cai, S. G. Chen, H. B. Li, J. F. Liu, M. Jain, S. T. Foo, C. C. Seah

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Researches on rock dynamics related to a cavern development project for ammunition storage in Singapore have been carried out. The researches include the study of dynamic properties of rock material (strength, modulus, constitutive relations), dynamic normal and shear properties of rock joints, shock wave propagation across joints and through the rock mass, and dynamic response of the rock mass and structures in rock using the discrete element method. The results obtained from the research works provide the necessary input to the design and construction of the cavern project. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-526
Number of pages14
JournalTunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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