OTSA V1.01: Online Tunnel Support Analysis by Roozbeh Geraili Mikola, PhD, PE
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1-Select unit system. Either Metric or Imperial units can be selected in OTSA.
2-Define Tunnel Geometry and Soil/Rock Properties. The Online Rock Mass Strenght (ORMAS) program can be used to estimate the soil/rock properties.
3-Define the support properties for your model using support tabs. Multiple support types (i.e. Steel set, shotcrete and rock bolt) have been provided.You may combine more than one support type in the same model (e.g. rockbolts and shotcrete) by selecting the checkboxes in the tab.
Note: You need to press "Calculate" button or press Enter whenever input data is entered or changed in OTSA to recalculate the Factor of Safety.
1-OTSA provide a graphic view of the tunnel and plastic zone including used supports.
2-An updated ground reaction curve (GRC) will be provided after each calculation. If support has been added, then the support reaction curve is also provided.
3-OTSA provides an option for user to export chart and its data to CSV, XLS, PDF or some well known miage formats.
OTSA offers a summary of input and output parameters as well as graphic view of the plastic zone including installed supports as well as ground/support reaction curve in pdf format. By clicking on "Report" button you will be able to save the report in your local machine.
Rock-Support Interaction analysis in OTSA is limited to circular tunnels in an in-situ stress field in which all three principal stresses are equal and where the rock mass exhibits elastic-perfectly plastic shear failure. It should not be used for the detailed design of tunnels in more complex rock masses and in-situ stress fields (Hoek, 1999).
1. Hoek, E. (1999). Support for very weak rock associated with faults and shear zones. Proc. International Symposium on Rock Support and Reinforcement Practice in Mining, Kalgoorlie, Australia, 14-19 March, 1999.
2. Rocscience (2015), Rocsupport Online Help.
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OTSA is a free online program for determining a circular tunnel deformation, based on the simplified method using Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion as discussed in Hoek (1999). The Ground Reaction Curve (GRC) will be constructed from the elasto-plasticsolution of a circular tunnel subject to a uniform far field stress and uniform internal pressure. Multiple support types (i.e. Steel set, shotcrete and rock bolt) have been provided. You may combine more than one support type in the same model.
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OTSA V1.01: Online Rock Tunnel Support Analysis
by Roozbeh Geraili Mikola
Copyright ©2018 Roozbeh Geraili Mikola. All rights reserved
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