The numerical method developed at the Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) which allows the complete determination of the existing discontinuity system starting from the total field data collection is described. The method may be applied to any number of the sets of information obtained and can also take into consideration cases of a non-uniform sampling of the discontinuities. The determination of the existing discontinuity sets is done through different steps, the first one using as a basis the spherical Poisson distribution and the other ones the bivariate normal distribution on the tangent plane at the mean attitude. The number of the covering abstract of the congress is TRIS no. 385148. (TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at the Fifth International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 1983, Volume 1, Theme B.
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    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
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    Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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  • Authors:
    • Grossmann, N F
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00385182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 90 6191 237 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BOOK
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM