RELATION BETWEEN DISCONTINUITY SIZE AND TRACE LENGTH.

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
EditorsHoward L. Hartman
PublisherSoc of Mining Engineers of AIME
Pages130-133
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0873350596
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
ISSN (Print)0085-574X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., & Wu, T. H. (1986). RELATION BETWEEN DISCONTINUITY SIZE AND TRACE LENGTH. In H. L. Hartman (Ed.), Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics (pp. 130-133). (Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics). Soc of Mining Engineers of AIME.