MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 295, 2019Smart Underground Space and Infrastructures – Lille 2019
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Smart Geo-Environment Geotechnics|
|Published online||18 October 2019|
An integrated approach for jointed rock slope stability analysis using stochastic discrete fractures: A case study in mountains area
1 State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Research Center of Geotechnical and Structural Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Stochastic discrete fractures are ubiquitous in practicing engineering and contribute much to the stability for geological mediums. In contrast to the traditional treatments based on continuum mechanics, we propose an integrated approach using discrete fractures based on an improved hybrid finite element method (FEM). A typical jointed rock slop is selected as a case study and then was simulated in the light of geological conditions for the study site. The basic equations of fracture domains are derived to generate stochastic discrete fractures which render a fundamental to the model. To implement this procedure through computer program, discrete fractures generating algorithm was developed. In the aspect of discretization, we presented a meshing scheme and proposed an algorithm to create fracture elements. To evaluate rock slope stability in a quantitative way, safety factor is calculated by strength reduction method. Numerical simulations were carried out showing the mechanical behaviors of jointed rock slope under different boundary conditions.
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