ESTIMATING ELASTIC CONSTANTS AND STRENGTH OF DISCONTINUOUS ROCK.

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Abstract

In this paper, a numerical method that combines analytical decomposition modeling with statistical simulation is presented. The method consists of: Probabilistic modeling of discontinuity geometry; generation of discontinuities in rock blocks by Monte-Carlo simulation; and finite element analysis of simulated rock blocks. The method was used to study the mass properties of a shale that contains slickensides. For ten simulations, the coefficient of variations of all three mass parameters were found to be less than 0. 21.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-864
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Geotechnical Engineering
Volume111
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1985

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Elastic constants
rock block
Rocks
discontinuity
Shale
rock
simulation
slickenside
Numerical methods
Decomposition
Finite element method
numerical method
modeling
Geometry
shale
decomposition
geometry
method
Monte Carlo simulation

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
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ESTIMATING ELASTIC CONSTANTS AND STRENGTH OF DISCONTINUOUS ROCK. / Kulatilake, Pinnaduwa.

In: Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 111, No. 7, 07.1985, p. 847-864.

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