Accession Number : AD0752195

Title :   Duplication of Dilatant Behavior in the Analysis of Jointed Rocks.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Goodman,Richard E. ; Dubois,Jacques

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Dilatancy -- relative opening of a joint surface as a result of shearing -- is important in rock masses at normal stresses below several thousand psi. This article discusses the important geological factors bearing on dilatancy, identifies classes of behavior, and shows how stiffness and dilatancy properties can be measured. Two methods of introducing dilatancy properties in finite element analysis are presented together with examples of computational results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOINTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*ROCK, JOINTS), SHEAR STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), DEFORMATION, FRICTION, PERTURBATION THEORY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE