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 Army

    Office of the Chief of Engineers
    Washington, DC  United States  20310
  • Authors:
    • Blakey, L H
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00150689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM