By Baotang Shen
This textual content ebook offers the theoretical heritage of rock fracture mechanics and displacement discontinuity tools 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 good intact or jointed geomaterials. The ebook additionally provides the basics of thermo-mechanical coupling and hydro-mechanical coupling. Formulations of a number of neighborhood mechanical, thermal and hydraulic capabilities, which enable analyses of fracture mechanics difficulties for constructions made up of brittle, rock-like fabrics, are supplied. additionally, instructive examples of code verification and purposes are presented.
Additional material: The 2-D model of the FRACOD application, a handbook at the software and a wealth of verification examples of classical difficulties in physics, mechanics and hydromechanics can be found at http://extras.springer.com. various functions regarding civil, mining, petroleum and environmental engineering also are included.
- the 1st textbook on hand on modelling of rock fracture propagation
- Introduces readers to the basics of rock fracturing
- makes use of a latest kind of instructing with conception, mathematical modelling and purposes in a single package
- the elemental model of the FRACOD software program, guide, verification examples and functions can be found as extra material
- The FRACOD software and handbook allow the readers to resolve fracture propagation difficulties all alone
Ki-Bok Min, division of power assets Engineering,
College of Engineering, Seoul nationwide college, 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 one in every of few computing device codes to be had in engineering rock mechanics which can simulate the initiation and propagation of fractures frequently interacting with usual fractures. Its strength has been considerably more desirable to incorporate the hydraulic and thermal fracturing with concerted interplay from multi-national study and companions. My adventure with the FRACOD is particularly confident and i'm sure that its already-excellent tune checklist will extend additional within the future."