APPLICATION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD OF ANALYSIS IN SOLVING BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS IN ROCK MECHANICS

THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD OF ANALYSIS IS DESCRIBED, AND ITS USE IN SOLVING TYPICAL UNDERGROUND STRESS PROBLEMS IS DEMONSTRATED. THE EFFECTS OF NONHOMOGENEITIES SURROUNDING AN OPENING ARE SHOWN IN COMPUTER-DERIVED PLOTS OF MAXIMUM SHEAR STRESS CONTOURS, STRESS TRAJECTORIES, AND PRINCIPAL STRESS DIRECTIONS. PLOTS OF STRESS CONCENTRATION FACTORS OUTWARD FROM THE OPENING DEMONSTRATE THE FACT THAT THE LOCAL GEOLOGY MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN APPLYING RESULTS OF IN SITU TESTS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 3, No 3, PP 169-180,
  • Authors:
    • Blake, W
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00234061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Geophysical Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1994 12:00AM