### Abstract

The concepts of conditional probability and geometrical probability are used to establish a relation between the probability density of the trace length and the probability density of the discontinuity diameter. The discontinuity is represented as a thin circular disc. An example is used to illustrate the possibly large difference between the mean discontinuity diameter and the mean trace length.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics |

Editors | Howard L. Hartman |

Publisher | Soc of Mining Engineers of AIME |

Pages | 130-133 |

Number of pages | 4 |

ISBN (Print) | 0873350596 |

State | Published - 1986 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)

### Cite this

*Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics*(pp. 130-133). Soc of Mining Engineers of AIME.

**RELATION BETWEEN DISCONTINUITY SIZE AND TRACE LENGTH.** / Kulatilake, Pinnaduwa; Wu, Tien H.

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*Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics.*Soc of Mining Engineers of AIME, pp. 130-133.

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