A new stereo-analytical method for determination of removal blocks in discontinuous rock masses

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Abstract

The paper provides a new stereo-analytical method, which is a combination of the stereographic method and analytical methods, to separate finite removable blocks from the infinite and tapered blocks in discontinuous rock masses. The methodology has applicability to both convex and concave blocks. Application of the methodology is illustrated through examples. Addition of this method to the existing block theory procedures available in the literature improves the capability of block theory in solving practical problems in rock engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-811
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2003

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Keywords

  • Block theory
  • Jointed rock masses
  • Rock mass stability
  • Stereo-analytical method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics

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