Document Type: Regular Article
School of Civil Engineering, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 312000, China
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Shaoxing University, 508 Huancheng West Road, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province 312000, P.R. China
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 312000, China
In rock mechanics, mechanical properties of rock masses in nature imply complexity and diversity. The shear strength of rock mass is a key factor for affecting the stability of the rock mass. Then, the joint roughness coefficient (JRC) of rock indicates an important parameter in the shear strength and stability analysis of rock mass. Since the nature of the rock mass is indeterminate and incomplete to some extent, we cannot always express rock JRC by a certain/exact number. Therefore, this paper introduces neutrosophic interval statistical numbers (NISNs) based on the concepts of neutrosophic numbers and neutrosophic interval probability to express JRC data of the rock mass in indeterminate setting. Then we present the calculational method of the neutrosophic average value and standard deviation of NISNs based on neutrosophic statistics. Next, by an actual case, the neutrosophic average value and standard deviation of the rock JRC NISNs are used to analyze the scale effect and anisotropy of the rock body corresponding to different sample lengths and measuring directions. Lastly, the analysis method of the scale effect and anisotropy for JRC NISNs shows its effectiveness and rationality in the actual case study.