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Geological Engineering: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference (ICGE 2007)

Editor
Baosong Ma
Baosong Ma
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ISBN:
9780791802922
No. of Pages:
1760
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

Evaluating the bearing capacity of a surface footing resting on a rock mass is a complex problem. This may be attributed to the fact that rock masses are discontinuous, inhomogeneous and anisotropic media. As a traditional method, the rock masses are considered as equivalent homogenous and isotropic continuum. And the ultimate bearing capacity of foundation rock mass is calculated with limit equilibrium theory. However, this method can't represent the real mechanical behaviors of foundation rock masses. In practices, it is needed that values of ultimate bearing capacity of foundation rock masses should be more precise. Then, a Distinct Element Method...

Abstract
Introduction
The Limit Equilibrium Method
Numerical Modeling with Dem
Example Analysis
Conclusions
Acknowledgment
References
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