CAVERN RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE SHAKING WITH AND WITHOUT DILATION.

K. O'Connor*, A. Zubelewicz, Charles Dowding, T. B. Belytschko, M. Plesha

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Abstract

The Northwestern University Rigid Block Model (NURBM) has been extended to explicitly model dilatant behavior of rock joints. By incorporating dilatancy, the resistance to shear displacement and slip is provided by contact roughness as well as frictional resistance. Increasing joint roughness increases cavern stability by interlocking of adjacent blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
EditorsHoward L. Hartman
PublisherSoc of Mining Engineers of AIME
Pages891-895
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0873350596
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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