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https://doi.org/10.30765/er.38.2.12

Falling weight impact test of a new-type flexible rock-shed

Jianrong Yang ; Department of Civil Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology; State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Mountain Bridge and Tunnel Engineering, Chongqing
Yonghong Cheng ; Department of Civil Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Zhiyu Zhang ; Department of Civil Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Yunfei Luo ; Department of Civil Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology


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str. 242-252

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A new concept of a flexible rock-shed is presented for protection of the railway from falling rocks. The flexible rock-shed is made of flexible nets connected by specific spring spacer bars to an array of reinforced concrete portable frames which are linked by a longitudinal steel tube truss. To evaluate the performance of the flexible rock-shed, experimental and numerical studies are carried out in the present study. Impact tests are conducted on a full-scale partial model of the prototype structure when it is subjected to a falling block of 340 kg. The impact time interval, maximum deflection of the flexible net, tensile forces in the supporting ropes, and axial strains of spring spacer bars are recorded. To further examine the dynamic behavior of the flexible rock-shed, numerical simulations are also carried out by using the explicit finite element code ANSYS/LS-DYNA. It is found that the numerical results coincide well with the experimental data and both the numerical and experimental studies reveal that the structure can withstand impact energy of 50 kJ with all the materials working in the elastic range. The structural details are improved and the basis for the design and construction of similar structures in the future is provided.

Ključne riječi

flexible rock-shed, rockfall, impact, experimental study, numerical simulation

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196255

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/196255

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