Numerical Simulation Effect of Lateral Pressure Coefficient in Solid Material


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Based on the heterogeneity of rock, by using the RFPA2D, influene of the horizontal in-situ stresses on the distributions of plastic zones is discussed. Among the current problems that rock or civil engineers face, perhaps there is none as challenging as the characterization of fluid flow though fracturing rocks, especially when they are highly stressed. In mining and civil engineering projects, the re-distribution of the stress field during the excavation of tunnels and underground chambers lead to the formation of new fractures. These damages may cause dramatic changes in the permeability of the rock masses. As a result, the rate of water flowing into the tunnels and chambers will increase.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 250-253)

Edited by:

Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen




Z. Zhang et al., "Numerical Simulation Effect of Lateral Pressure Coefficient in Solid Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 3377-3380, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




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