SEISMIC STABILITY OF FRACTURED ROCK MASSES WITH THE DISTINCT ELEMENT METHOD.

Jean Pierre Bardet, Ronald F. Scott

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Abstract

A new method of evaluating the stability of fractured rock masses has been proposed. Quite different from the continuous approach of finite element methods, it may be applied to a wide range of structures composed of discrete blocks. This technique is particularly suited to study the stability of rock embankments, and fractured rock masses subjected to strong earthquake accelerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
PublisherA. A. Balkema
Pages139-149
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9061916011
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0085-574X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bardet, J. P., & Scott, R. F. (1985). SEISMIC STABILITY OF FRACTURED ROCK MASSES WITH THE DISTINCT ELEMENT METHOD. In Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics (pp. 139-149). (Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics; Vol. 1). A. A. Balkema.