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APPLICATION OF THE DISTINCT ELEMENT METHOD FOR ROCK MECHANICS PROBLEMS

S.K. CHOI (CSIRO Division of Geomechanics, PO Box 54, Mount Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria 3149, Australia)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Some aspects of the distinct element method (DEM) are reviewed. A model for fully grouted reinforcement subjected to axial and/or shear force(s) is proposed. The modelling of some rock mechanics problems, by incorporating the reinforcement model into the DEM is presented. A general discussion on the application of the DEM in rock mechanics, and some of the difficulties that may be encountered, based on the author's experience, are also included.

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CHOI, S.K. (1992), "APPLICATION OF THE DISTINCT ELEMENT METHOD FOR ROCK MECHANICS PROBLEMS", Engineering Computations, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 225-233. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023861

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