1st Edition

Distinct Element Modelling in Geomechanics

By K.R. Saxena, V.M. Sharma, Richard Woods Copyright 1999

    Linear mathematical assumptions for procedures in other branches of engineering have little relevance for geoengineering, which must accommodate non-linear behaviors. Contributors to eight papers apply the breakthrough numerical modeling Distinct Element Method (Cundall, late 1960s).

    Preface, The Contributors, 1.? The Excavation Damage Zone — An International Perspective 2.? Improved Design in Rock and Soil Engineering with Numerical Modelling 3.? Micromechanical Modelling of Granular Media: The Power of Discrete Element Modelling 4.? Discrete Element Analysis of Dam Foundations 5.? Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams on Jointed Rock Foundations 6.? Considerations for Three-dimensional Modelling in Analysis of Underground Excavations 7.? Predicting Performance of the 62 m Span Ice Hockey Cavern in Gjøvik, Norway 8.? Numerical Modelling of Underground Power Houses in India


    K.R. Saxena