SOME REMARKS ON THE STOCHASTIC THEORY OF GROUND MOVEMENT

IN HIS PAPER (AN EXAMINATION OF THE THEORY OF 'STOCHASTIC MEDIA', MINING DEPARTMENT MAGAZINE, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, VOL. NO. XIV, 1962) DR. D.S. BERRY CRITICALLY DISCUSSES RESEARCH WORK ON THE APPLICATION OF THE METHODS OF STOCHASTIC PROCESSES TO THE MECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA AND TO ROCK MECHANICS. BERRY'S PAPER INDICATES AN INCOMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUBJECT DISCUSSED. CONSEQUENTLY, ONE CANNOT AGREE WITH HIS OBJECTION THAT THE APPLIED STOCHASTIC METHODS ARE DEPRIVED OF ANY PHYSICAL INTERPRETATION. BERRY'S CONVICTION THAT THE STOCHASTIC METHOD REDUCES TO THE APPLICATION OF THE SUPERPOSITION PRINCIPLE, IN THE SAME SENSE AS IT IS USED IN EMPIRICAL FORMULAS DETERMINING SURFACE SUBSIDENCE, DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO REAL FACTS. IN DR. BERRY'S PAPER, A FALSE LIGHT HAS BEEN THROWN ON THE PROBLEM OF APPLICATION OF STOCHASTIC PROCESSES TO MECHANICS OF GRANULAR MEDIA AND GROUND MOVEMENT PHENOMENON. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 2, PP 69-75
  • Authors:
    • Litwiniszyn, J
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Created Date: Feb 20 1994 12:00AM