Finite element analysis of rockburst as surface instability

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

27 Scopus citations


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-193
Number of pages17
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications


Dive into the research topics of 'Finite element analysis of rockburst as surface instability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this