ENGINEERING ANALYSES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STABILITY PROBLEMS UTILIZING THE REFERENCE HEMISPHERE

BOTH THE GEOLOGIC STRUCTURE REPRESENTED BY PLANES OF WEAKNESS AND THEIR THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONFIGURATION NEED TO BE CONSIDERED IN ENGINEERING STABILITY ANALYSES INVOLVING DISCONTINUOUS ROCK SYSTEMS. TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES ARE PRESENTED IN WHICH THE REFERENCE HEMISPHERE OF THE GEOLOGIC SCIENCES IS UTILIZED. THE SLIDING WEDGE APPROACH IS USED TO ANALYZE THE RELATION BETWEEN GEOLOGIC PLANES AND THE ACTIVE AND PASSIVE FORCES OF SLOPE STABILITY PROBLEMS. IN THE SECOND PROCEDURE THE RESIDUAL STRENGTH OF A ROCK SYSTEM, DUE TO SLIDING APART ALONG A PREDOMINANT SET OF JOINTS, IS ANALYTICALLY DETERMINED BASED ON THE MOHR-COULOMB CONCEPT. THIS ANALYTICAL PHASE IS TWO-DIMENSIONAL; THE RESULTS ARE EXPANDED TO THREE DIMENSIONS, AGAIN USING THE REFERENCE HEMISPHERE. A LIMITED NUMBER OF BIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 7-16, PP 385-391, 7 FIG, 9 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Rock Mechanics

    Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Avenida do Brasil
    Lisbon 5,   Portugal 
  • Authors:
    • John, K W
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00236148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 364
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 1972 12:00AM