This paper assesses the applicability of finite element methods in detecting the surface instability of bulky solid masses. It provides a numerical technique to analyze rockburst as surface buckling. The proposed approach, which is general enough to be applied to most boundary value problems encountered in engineering practice, is calibrated for a particular boundary value problem - the wedge test.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Computer Science Applications