Accession Number : ADP002388

Title :   Probabilistic and Statistical Methods for Determining Rock Mass Deformability Beneath Foundations: An Overview,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz,C. W.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This report ignores larger questions of site exploration and characterization and concentrates instead on the more restrictive problem of determining rock mass deformability at a point given some set of quantitive parameters for the rock at that point. Emphasis will be on predictive methods and on those descriptive methods that provide insight into the fundamental mechanisms underlying the mass behavior. The focus of the discussion will be the rock foundation problem. Methods that deal with rock deformability for other types of problems will also be mentioned if they provide additional insight.

Descriptors :   *Rock mechanics, *Deformation, Foundations(Structures), Motion, Mathematical prediction, Mathematical models, Probability, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE