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Using Experimental Measures In Elaboration And Calibration Of Numerical Models In Geomechanics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010451

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,192 kb

Author(s)

J. Torano, R. Rodriguez, A. Cuesta

Abstract

Using experimental measures in elaboration and calibration of numerical models in geomechanics J. Torano, R. Rodriguez & A. Cuesta Oviedo School of Mines University of Oviedo, Spain Abstract This work is the result of over 10 years research on computational methods for solving problems related to mining and underground excavations. Real cases are described where numerical models (FEM) have been implemented. Measured data sets used to develop and calibrate the models are presented. Some of the parameters obtained were: elastic modulus of rock mass, Poisson coefficient, rock mass jointing, stresses and strains within the rock mass, vertical displacement at surface, extent of plastic zone around excavations, convergence at driveways and tunnels, number of rockfalls from roof strata, etc. Those measurements were used for FEM predictive models applied to: surface subsidence, convergence in roadways and interaction between roof strata and shield-type supports (longwall mining method). Empir

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