E3S Web Conf.
Volume 88, 2019i-DUST 2018 – Inter-Disciplinary Underground Science & Technology
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Contribution to the modeling and the mechanical characterization of the subsoil in the LSBB environment
UMR - EMMAH, University d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse - INRA Campus Jean Henri Fabre, Agroparc, 301 rue Baruch de S pinoza, BP 21239, 84916 Avignon cedex 9 - France.
The present research work aims at better characterizing the specific underground environment of the LSBB (Low Noise Inter-Disciplinary Underground Science and Technology, Rustrel, France) using mechanical wave propagation information. The LSBB experimental environment is characterized by a system of cylindrical galleries, some of them presenting a concrete layer. In the global project, three steps are considered : firstly the construction of an efficient forward mechanical wave propagation model to calculate the displacement vector and stress tensor components; secondly a sensitivity analysis to extract the pertinent parameters in the configurations and models under study (viscoelastic or poroviscoelastic media with potential anisotropy); and lastly an inversion strategy to recover some of the pertinent parameters. In this proposal, the first step, under progress, is described. The work carried out is in the continuity of the work presented by Yi et al. (2016)  who studied the harmonic response of a cylindrical elastic tunnel, impacted by a plane compressional wave, embedded in an infinite elastic ground. The interface between the rock mass and the linen is an imperfect contact modeled with two spring parameters, Achenbach and Zhu (1989) . We choose a semi-analytical approach to calculate the two-dimensional displacement and stress fields in order to get a fast tool, from the numerical point of view. The main steps of the theoretical approach are : use of the Helmholtz decomposition, solving the wave equation based on the separation method and the expansion in Bessel function series in the harmonic domain. The harmonic results are validated by comparison with Yi et al. (2016)  and new ones are presented. Moreover, the transient regime case obtained with the use of a Fourier transform on the time variable, is under progress.
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