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Tan, L., Ren, T., Yang, X. & He, X. (2018). A numerical simulation study on mechanical behaviour of coal with bedding planes under coupled static and dynamic load. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 28 (5), 791-797.


To investigate the bedding influence on coal mechanical behaviour in underground environments such as coal or rock burst, simulations of dynamic SHPB tests of pre-stressed coal specimens with different bedding angles were carried out using a particle flow code 2-dimensional (PFC2D). Three impact velocities of 4, 8 and 12 m/s were selected to study dynamic behaviours of coal containing bedding planes under different dynamic loads. The simulation results showed that the existence of bedding planes leads to the degradation of the mechanical properties and their weakening effect significantly depends on the angle θ between the bedding planes and load direction. With θ increaseing from 0° to 90°, the strength first decreased and subsequently increased and specimens became most vulnerable when θ was 30° or 45°. Five failure modes were observed in the specimens in the context of macro-cracks. Furthermore, energy characteristics combined with ultimate failure patterns revealed that maximum accumulated energy and failure intensity have a positive relation with the strength of specimen. When bedding planes were parallel or perpendicular to loading direction, specimens absorbed more energy and experienced more violent failure with increased number of cracks. In contrast, bedding planes with θ of 30° or 45° reduced the specimens' ability of storing strain energy to the lowest with fewer cracks observed after failure.



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