Hydro-mechanical response of a fractured granitic rock mass to excavation of a test pit - the Kamaishi Mine experiment in Japan
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences, ISSN 1365-1609, Vol. 38, no 1, 79-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A thermo-hydro-mechanical experiment was conducted in a fractured granitic ruck mass at the Kamaishi Mine in Japan. The experiment consists of the excavation of a cylindrical test pit on the floor of an experimental drift. The test pit was then lilted with bentonite with an embedded heater. During the excavation of the test pit, the hydromechanical response of the surrounding rock was monitored. This paper presents the efforts of four research teams to numerically simulate the hydro-mechanical response of the rock mass during excavation. While the total inflow rate to the test pit, the flow distribution on the pit walls and the displacements in the rock mass away From the pit could be reasonably predicted, the pore pressure in individual boreholes, and the expansion behaviour of the pit were less successfully simulated. The reasons for these discrepancies are discussed in the paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 38, no 1, 79-94 p.
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