Wave Propagation in Rock Under Blast Loads

Application ID: 12811

Transient analysis of the wave propagation in rock mass caused by a short duration load on the surface. Such loads are typical during tunnel constructions and other excavations using blasting.

The model shows the use of the Low-reflecting boundary conditions to truncate the computational domain to a reasonable size. The results are in very good agreement with those presented in the following reference:

Henrik Sönnerlind, 2005, "Beräkningsmetoder för spänningar i explosionsbelastad berg", rapport nr 001202, Epsilon HighTech Innovation AB. (report with Public Access status)

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Structural Mechanics Module