TIME-DEPENDENT MULTILAMINATE MODEL OF ROCKS - A NUMERICAL STUDY OF DEFORMATION AND FAILURE OF ROCK MASSES

A new model for rocks and rock-like material with multiple planes of weakness is proposed. The behaviour of the assembly applies tensile and mohr-coulomb shear limits on each such plane with possible strain dependence of frictional properties. The visco-plastic algorithm which allows the incorporation of time effects is used to obtain static solutions. The model is illustrated in actual context by applications to stability of rock slopes and behaviour of tunnels. A generalization of the model to include arbitrary three-dimensional distribution of laminae in 'quasi-plane strain' is included. The effect of various flow rules adopted for plastic straining is indicated.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Zienkiewicz, O C
    • PANDE, G N
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00170306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM