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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 55
ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper X.1

Accurate Computation of Stress and Strain of Rock with Discontinuities

R. Pusch* and R.A. Adey+

*Geodevelopments, Ideon Research Centre, Lund, Sweden
+Computational Mechanics, Ashurst, Southampton, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
R. Pusch, R.A. Adey, "Accurate Computation of Stress and Strain of Rock with Discontinuities", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 233-236, 1998. doi:10.4203/ccp.55.10.1
Abstract
Repository concepts for the deep disposal of radioactive waste imply that deposition tunnels and holes are excavated at several hundred metres depth. A numerical study of the resulting stress state at the intersection of the tunnels is presented and the impact of discrete weaknesses predicted.

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