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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics|
|Publisher||A. A. Balkema|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
|Name||Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics|
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