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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 2764-2772
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2764.2772
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Hydromechanical Coupling Behavior Effects on The Bisotun Epigraph Damaging Process

Mehdi Karimnia and Amir Shahkarami

Bisotun epigraph is one of the most important traditional monuments of Hakhamaneshi Period with 2500 to 2600 years old which is located 30 km far from Kermanshah. This epigraph has been subjected to various damaging factors, such as surface erosion due to water flow, ground water dissolution, weathering and rock block instability. Regarding to important role of water flow on damages, hydromechanical effects on the bisotun epigraph have been studied in this paper. Rock mass hydromechanical coupling behavior depends on various parameters such as stress conditions, rock modulus of elasticity, joint shear and normal stiffnesses and joint dilation which have been in center of this study. According to the results of this study, heterogeneity is one of the most significant factors on hydraulic and mechanical properties of the rock mass, also, fracture density, mechanical properties and stress conditions are another significant factors.
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Mehdi Karimnia and Amir Shahkarami, 2011. Hydromechanical Coupling Behavior Effects on The Bisotun Epigraph Damaging Process. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 2764-2772.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.2764.2772






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