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Journal Articles Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Year : 2012

Use of an integrated discrete fracture network code for stochastic stability analyses of fractured rock masses

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The paper presents the Discrete Fracture Network code RESOBLOK, which couples geometrical block system construction and a quick iterative stability analysis in the same package. The deterministic or stochastic geometry of a fractured rock mass can be represented and interactively displayed in 3D using two different fracture generators: one mainly used for hydraulic purposes and another designed to allow block stability evaluation. RESOBLOK has downstream modules that can quickly compute stability (based on limit equilibrium or energy-based analysis), display geometric information and create links to other discrete software. The advantage of the code is that it couples stochastic geometrical representation and a quick iterative stability analysis to allow risk-analysis with or without reinforcement and, for the worst cases, more accurate analysis using stress-strain analysis computer codes. These different aspects are detailed for embankment and underground works.

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ineris-00963346 , version 1 (21-03-2014)

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Véronique Merrien-Soukatchoff, T. Korini, Alain Thoraval. Use of an integrated discrete fracture network code for stochastic stability analyses of fractured rock masses. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2012, 45 (2), pp.159-181. ⟨10.1007/s00603-011-0136-7⟩. ⟨ineris-00963346⟩
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