Characterization of Pare Rock Mass and Support System Design for Head Race Tunnel
Pragati Goswami1, Diganta Goswami2, Ranjeet Bahadur Singh3, Pawan Kumar Singh4, Sylvia Kashyap5
1Pragati Goswami, Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.
2Diganta Goswami,Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.
3Ranjeet Bahadur Singh, Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.
4Pawan Kumar Singh, Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.
5Sylvia Kashyap, Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.
Manuscript received on February 28, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 5546-5552 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F9575038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F9575.038620
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: The Head Race Tunnel (HRT) of Pare Hydro-Electric Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh, India, traverses through the Upper-Siwalik Sub-Group of the Sub-Himalayan Range, exhibiting spatial heterogeneity with respect to geotechnical and geological properties. In such complex geological set up, consisting of bedding planes, joints, fractures, varied hydrological conditions etc., prediction of rock mass quality or the characterization of the rock massis a difficult task. Although challenging, it is important to predict the general response of the rock massto tunnel excavation. This paper attempts to characterize Pare Rock Mass around the HRT, based on Rock Quality Designation (RQD), Terzaghi’s Rock Load Theory, Rock Structure Rating (RSR), Rock Mass Rating (RMR), and, Rock Mass Quality (Q) system. An attempt is also made to design the support system for HRT through Pare Rock Mass, based on these parameters. A critical examination of various support systems derived from the above mentioned methods and the support system actually provided at the HRT at Pare Hydroelectric Power Project is also presented in the paper. The study presented in this paper will providean insight about the suitability of a particular method in the design of support system in a rock mass similar to Pare rock mass.
Keywords: Pare Rock, Rock Mass Classification, Support design, Tunneling.
Scope of the Article: Classification.