In this fully up-to-date volume, important new developments and applications of discrete element modelling are highlighted and brought together for presentation at the First International UDEC/3DEC Symposium. Papers covered the following key areas: * behaviour of masonry structures (walls, bridges, towers, columns) * stability and deformation of tunnels and caverns in fractured rock masses * geomechanical modelling for mining and waste repositories * rock reinforcement design (anchors, shotcrete, bolts) * mechanical and hydro-mechanical behaviour of dams and foundations * rock slope stability, deformation and failure mechanisms * modelling of fundamental rock mechanical problems * modelling of geological processes * constitutive laws for fractured rock masses and masonry structures * dynamic behaviour of discrete structures. Numerical Modelling of Discrete Materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Earth Sciences provides an ultra-modern, in-depth analysis of discrete element modelling in a range of different fields, thus proving valuable reading for civil, mining, and geotechnical engineers, as well as other interested professionals.NPV of life-cycle maintenance cost for three maintenance strategies. ... IV Major concrete repair 100U 30 years 104.45 59.71 36.61 Grades are defined by Kubota (2003) as follows: Grades I and II are condition states with no visual appearance anbsp;...
|Title||:||Numerical Modelling of Discrete Materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2004-10-15|