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Fracture systems, fracture propagation and coalescence
United States.
KTH.
2018 (English)In: ISRM International Symposium 2000, IS 2000, International Society for Rock Mechanics , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the context of "strength of rocks for rock slope design" this paper concentrates on the fact that rock masses are discontinua and, in many cases, have to be modelled as such. The paper, therefore, first describes various ways in which fracture systems can be described. Specifically, geometric, mechanical and geometric - mechanical models are discussed with emphasis on the latter. When considering slope stability, as well as rock mass behavior in general, it is very important to capture the mechanisms by which the discontinuities interact with each other. This interaction involves fracture coalescence which is the second major part of the paper. While all the preceding problems involve mainly non-persistent fractures, a few final comments are made on some special issues relating to persistent fractures. Throughout the paper we attempt to present the state-of-the-art of theory and compare it to the state of practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Society for Rock Mechanics , 2018.
Keywords [en]
Coalescence, Rock mechanics, Rocks, Slope stability, Fracture propagation, Fracture systems, Mechanical model, Rock mass, Rock mass behavior, Rock slope, State of practice, State of the art, Fracture
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Mineral and Mine Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236450Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053897426OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-236450DiVA, id: diva2:1257212
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ISRM International Symposium 2000, IS 2000, 19 November 2000 through 24 November 2000
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QC 20181020

Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-19 Last updated: 2018-10-19Bibliographically approved

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