FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS
During the rapid advance of the electronic computer as a useful tool in engineering analysis, many methods have been developed that take advantage of the computer's ability to rapidly perform large amounts of detailed calculation. One now well-established concept for the stress analysis of plane stress systems in the theory of elasticity is to approximate the real, continuous system as one composed of discrete elements, interconnected in some fashion--hence, the finite element technique. Although the method itself is in an advanced state of development in plane stress analysis, little has been accomplished as yet in applying the method to real problems in rock mechanics. (Author)
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Department of the ArmyOffice of the Chief of Engineers
Washington, DC United States 20310
- Blakey, L H
- Publication Date: 1968
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Concrete; Design; Elasticity (Mechanics); Fasteners; Finite element method; Information processing; Loads; Mathematical analysis; Mechanical properties; Pendulum tests; Physical distribution; Poisson ratio; Pressure; Reinforcing materials; Rock mechanics; Rocks; Stability (Mechanics); Stresses; Underground structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Computer analysis; Poissons ratio
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00150689
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM