Joint network modeling and scale effects in rock

P. H.S.W. Kulatilake, Shuxin Wang, Hasan Uepirti

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Joint networks play a vital role in the mechanical and hydraulic behavior of rock masses. A realistic representation of joint geometry in rock masses and correct understanding of the mechanical properties of rock masses are very important in solving rock engineering problems. The first part of this paper shows how to build three-dimensional stochastic joint network schemes and how to perform validation studies for these schemes. An investigation and the results obtained so far on the effects of joint geometry parameters on the mechanical properties of jointed rock masses are presented in the second part of the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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