Numerical Methods In Rock Mechanics (Wiley Series In Numerical Methods In Engineering)
Numerical Methods in Rock Mechanics (Wiley Series in Numerical Methods in Engineering)
There have been important changes in rock mechanics during the last decade. This book reflects these changes, particularly in the use of computational methods. It covers the properties and behaviour of rocks, and the ways in which these can be modelled numerically. The most important methods used in numerical modelling, and their applications, are described. Reference lists direct the reader to a more detailed study of individual methods and applications.
From the Publisher
Reflects the major changes in rock mechanics during the last decade, particularly in the use of computational methods. The authors discuss the properties and behavior of rocks and rock masses and the ways in which these properties and behaviors can be modeled numerically. Describes the most important methods used in this numerical modeling--the finite element method, boundary element methods and the discrete element method--and their applications. Examples of the applications for which they can be used are also provided. Includes comprehensive reference lists and color illustrations.