Geomechanical properties along the first 10+400 km of the qomroud long tunnel project in Iran

A. Shafiei, M. B. Dusseault

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Abstract

The Qomroud Long Tunnel (QLT) project will convey water from the adjacent Dez Highlands to a central Iran watershed known as Qomroud to address water needs in central Iran. Laboratory tests on core samples were carried out to delineate the physical and geomechanical properties of the intact rock along the tunnel axis. Physical and geomechanical properties such as dry density, saturated density, porosity, uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), shear and compressional wave propagation velocity (VS, VP), and water absorption ratio were determined for each rock unit, based on ASTM standards and ISRM suggested methods. Results from these laboratory tests are presented and discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISRM International Symposium - 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008
EditorsAbbas Mahdi, Abdolhadi Ghazvinian
PublisherInternational Society for Rock Mechanics
Pages475-482
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781617823527
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008 - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: Nov 24 2008Nov 26 2008

Publication series

NameISRM International Symposium - 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008

Conference

Conference5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008
CountryIran, Islamic Republic of
CityTehran
Period11/24/0811/26/08

Keywords

  • Geomechanical Properties
  • Iran
  • Qomroud Long Tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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