This textual content e-book presents the theoretical heritage of rock fracture mechanics and displacement discontinuity equipment used for the modelling of geomechanical difficulties. the pc application FRACOD is used to examine the fracture difficulties, assessing fracture initiation and propagation in pressure (Mode I), shear (Mode II) and combined mode I and II of reliable intact or jointed geomaterials. The booklet additionally provides the basics of thermo-mechanical coupling and hydro-mechanical coupling. Formulations of a number of neighborhood mechanical, thermal and hydraulic services, which enable analyses of fracture mechanics difficulties for constructions made of brittle, rock-like fabrics, are supplied. moreover, instructive examples of code verification and functions are presented.
Additional material: The 2-D model of the FRACOD application, a handbook at the application and a wealth of verification examples of classical difficulties in physics, mechanics and hydromechanics can be found at http://extras.springer.com. a lot of functions relating to civil, mining, petroleum and environmental engineering also are included.
- the 1st textbook to be had on modelling of rock fracture propagation
- Introduces readers to the basics of rock fracturing
- makes use of a latest form of instructing with concept, mathematical modelling and purposes in a single package
- the elemental model of the FRACOD software, guide, verification examples and functions can be found as extra material
- The FRACOD application and handbook let the readers to unravel fracture propagation difficulties on their lonesome
Ki-Bok Min, division of power assets Engineering,
College of Engineering, Seoul nationwide collage, Korea
“Challenging rock engineering purposes require severe stipulations of rigidity, temperature and hydraulic strain leading to rock fracturing to a diverse volume. The FRACOD is considered one of few machine codes on hand in engineering rock mechanics that could simulate the initiation and propagation of fractures frequently interacting with ordinary fractures. Its potential has been considerably more advantageous to incorporate the hydraulic and thermal fracturing with concerted interplay from multi-national study and companions. My adventure with the FRACOD is especially confident and i'm definite that its already-excellent music list will extend additional within the future."