CLOSURE ON A MODEL FOR THE MECHANICS OF JOINTED ROCK

VASILESCU SUGGESTS THAT ROCK MECHANICS IS A NATURAL SCIENCE, ALTHOUGH THE AUTHOR IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROBLEM BEING DISCUSSED, CONSIDERS THAT ROCK MECHANICS IS A BRANCH OF ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICALLY BASED METHODS OF DESCRIBING ROCK BEHAVIOR ARE NOT ONLY APPROPRIATE, BUT EXTREMELY POWERFUL. IN THE DESIGN OF EXCAVATIONS IN JOINT ROCK, ROCK MECHANICS IS VERY USEFUL. TERZAGHI OFTEN EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT GEOLOGICAL UNCERTAINTIES LIMITED THE RELIABILITY OF ANALYSES IN WHICH A PARTICULAR JOINT WAS ASSUMED TO OCCUR AT A GIVEN LOCATION. THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL ENABLES THE EXTREME CASES TO BE STUDIED THROUGH PARAMETER STUDIES AND STATISTICAL METHODS. REPORTS ISSUED: A MODEL FOR THE MECHANICS OF JOINTED ROCK, RICHARD E. GOODMAN, ROBERT L. TAYLOR, TOR L. BREKKE, ASCE PROC. PAPER 5937, MAY 1968.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SM1, P 298
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, R E
    • TAYLOR, R L
    • Brekke, T L
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00235613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1970 12:00AM