Generation of three-dimensional rock mass geometrical model

G. Y. Fu, G. W. Ma

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Abstract

This paper presents a generalized algorithm for the generation of realistic numerical representation of three-dimensional rock mass. In the rock mass model, the discontinuities, which can be finite or infinite, planar or non-planar, convex or concave in shape, include deterministic discontinuities obtained directly from field survey and stochastic discontinuities generated by Monte Carlo simulations. In order to generate the realistic rock mass model, one domain of interest is generated first; then the rock mass profile is formed, which are represented by triangulated surfaces or general polygons. Finally, by inputting all the discontinuities either planar or non-planar, the three dimensional rock mass can be obtained. In the resultant blocky system, the blocks can be of any arbitrary shape. Therefore the generated model is much more realistic when it is used for deformation, stability, fluid flow and/or coupled analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10
Pages197-202
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering (ICADD) 2011 - Honolulu, United States of America
Duration: 6 Dec 20118 Dec 2011
Conference number: 10th
https://www.crcpress.com/Advances-in-Discontinuous-Numerical-Methods-and-Applications-in-Geomechanics/Zhao-Ohnishi-Zhao-Sasaki/p/book/9780415684040

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NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering (ICADD) 2011
Abbreviated titleICADD 2011
CountryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu
Period6/12/118/12/11
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