Numerical study on mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of blast-induced fractured rock

  • Saba Gharehdash
  • Luming ShenEmail author
  • Yixiang Gan
Original Article


In this research paper, smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) with Johnson Holmquist damage model is adopted for modelling of the blast-induced fractures in Barre granite rock. The permeability of the blast-induced rock is then obtained using the implemented finite volume method code in OpenFOAM. It is found that the calculated permeability depends on the direction of fluid flow and with higher value in radial direction than the axial one. This is mainly due to the higher and larger connected pore network in the radial direction. This research work shows that the adopted SPH method along with finite volume method code can be effectively combined to qualitatively and quantitatively predict the fractured network, to analyse geometry of the fractured network, and to calculate the permeability of blast-induced rock.


Permeability Blast Smoothed particle hydrodynamics Fractured network Rock OpenFOAM 



The work was supported in part by the Australian Research Council through Discovery Projects (DP140100945 and DP170102886) and by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11232003). This research was undertaken with the assistance of resources and services from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), which is supported by the Australian Government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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