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Characterization of the Structural Behavior of Rock Masses - 2 Volume Set. Vol. 1.
NTIS: PB/244-768 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :123 pages
A characterization of the structural properties of rock masses was developed based upon a representative volume that captures the most important mechanisms of rock behavior, including variability of properties within the rock mass, planes of weakness orthotropy, strength criteria, and post-failure behavior. It predicts structural behavior over the range of stress-strain histories experienced by mine structures in a plane strain state. Volume i presents the characterization development, resulting computer subroutines, and predictions of rock behavior with the rock mass model.
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NTIS: PB/244-768 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
University of California
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