Applications of fracture system models (FSM) in mining and civil rock engineering design

Authors: Grenon, MartinHadjigeorgiou, John
Abstract: Engineering design in rock must, implicitly or explicitly, take into consideration the influence of small and large scale geological fractures. The complexity of a jointed rock mass is best captured using 3D fracture system model based on quality field data. In this article, we describe on-going work in developing and implementing fracture system models (FSM) to solve three engineering problems using the developed stochastic fracture modelling tool, Fracture-SG. The first case study uses field data from 53 mine sites to demonstrate the advantages of using FSM, as compared to empirical classification indices to quantify the structural complexity of a rock mass. The second case describes the determination of a structural representative elemental volume (REV) along a rock slope, and the third case study describes the use of FSM as an integral part of the stability analysis of a slope subject to structural failures.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 18 January 2012
Open Access Date: 11 January 2019
Document version: AM
This document was published in: International journal of mining, reclamation and environment, Vol.26 (1), 55-73 (2012)
Taylor & Francis
Alternative version: 10.1080/17480930.2011.639190
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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