Series: Developments in Geotechnical Engineering

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Fundamentals of Discrete Element Methods for Rock Engineering: Theory and Applications

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Volume 85. Fundamentals of Discrete Element Methods for Rock Engineering: Theory and Applications

Published: 18th July 2007 Editors: Lanru Jing Ove Stephansson
This book presents some fundamental concepts behind the basic theories and tools of discrete element methods (DEM), its historical development, and its wide scope of applications in geology, geophysics and rock engineering. Unlike almost all books available on the general subject of DEM, this book includes coverage of both explicit and implicit DEM approaches, namely the Distinct Element Methods and Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) for both rigid and deformable blocks and particle systems, and also the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach for fluid flow and solute transport simulations. The latter is actually also a discrete approach of importance for rock mechanics and rock engineering. In addition, brief introductions to some alternative approaches are also provided, such as percolation theory and Cosserat micromechanics equivalence to particle systems, which often appear hand-in-hand with the DEM in the literature. Fundamentals of the particle mechanics approach using DEM for granular media is also presented.

Additional volumes


Volume 84. Engineering Geological Advances in Japan for the New Millennium

Published: 3rd November 2000 Editors: Y. Kanaori Kazuyoshi Tanaka M. Chigira

Volume 83. Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

Published: 22nd September 1998 Editors: C. Zhang John Wolf

Volume 82. Geoenvironmental Engineering

Published: 21st April 1998 Editors: A.M.O. Mohamed H.E. Antia

Volume 81. Earthquake Proof Design and Active Faults

Published: 2nd April 1997 Editors: Y. Kanaori

Volume 80. Embankments on Organic Soils

Published: 8th November 1996 Editors: J. Hartlén W. Wolski

Volume 79. Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes of Fractured Media

Published: 10th February 1997 Editors: O. Stephanson L. Jing C.-F. Tsang

Volume 78. Coastal Engineering - Waves, Beaches, Wave-Structure Interactions

Published: 11th April 1995 Editors: T. Sawaragi

Volume 77. Rock Mechanics on a Geological Base

Published: 7th April 1995 Editors: R. Pusch

Volume 75. Foundation Engineering

Published: 14th January 1994 Editors: S. Hansbo

Options for Tunnelling 1993

Published: 20th April 1993 Editors: H. Burger

Geomechanics Principles in the Design of Tunnels and Caverns in Rocks

Published: 2nd November 1992 Editors: M.A. Mahtab P. Grasso

Principles of Contaminant Transport in Soils

Published: 1st October 1992 Editors: A.M.O. Mohamed Benno Warkentin R.N. Yong

Soil Settlement Effects on Buildings

Published: 25th September 1992 Editors: E. Dulácska

Rock Fracture Mechanics

Published: 10th July 1992 Editors: B.N. Whittaker R.N. Singh G. Sun

Volume 70. Stresses and Displacements for Shallow Foundations

Published: 27th May 1992 Editors: D. Milovic

Volume 68. Creep of Soils

Published: 25th June 1992 Editors: J. Feda

Volume 67. Seismic Effects on Structures

Published: 19th August 1991 Editors: E. Juhásová

Volume 66. Principles of Testing Soils, Rocks and Concrete

Published: 13th January 1993 Editors: T.S. Nagaraj

Volume 65. Heat Transfer with Freezing and Thawing

Published: 15th January 1991 Editors: V.J. Lunardini

Volume 64. Reservoir Induced Earthquakes

Published: 9th March 1992 Editors: H.K. Gupta

Volume 63. The Theory of Strata Mechanics

Published: 27th May 1991 Editors: H. Gil

Underground Structures - Design and Construction

Published: 5th March 1991 Editors: R.S. Sinha

Volume 62. Surveying Instruments and their Operational Principles

Published: 25th January 1991 Editors: L. Fialovszky

Volume 61. Finite Element Techniques in Groundwater Flow Studies

Published: 22nd October 1990 Editors: I. Kazda

Nonlinear Analysis in Soil Mechanics

Published: 18th September 1990 Editors: W.F. Chen E. Mizuno

Volume 59A. Underground Structures

Published: 1st July 1989 Editors: R.S. Sinha

Volume 58. Modelling of Soil-Structure Interaction

Published: 12th January 1990 Editors: V. Kolár I. Nemec

Water-Well Design and Construction

Published: 1st June 1989 Editors: R.L. Harlan K.E. Kolm E.D. Gutentag

Volume 57. Grouting Theory and Practice

Published: 1st May 1989 Editors: E. Nonveiller

Volume 52. Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics

Published: 14th January 1991 Editors: W.F. Chen X.L. Liu

Volume 50. Earth Anchors

Published: 24th October 1990 Editors: B.M. Das

Rock Mechanics in Hydroengineering

Published: 1st February 1989 Editors: K. Thiel

Volume 56. Subsidence

Published: 1st January 1989 Editors: D.J. Reddish B.N. Whittaker

Volume 55. Rock Grouting and Diaphragm Wall Construction

Published: 1st February 1989 Editors: J. Verfel

Volume 48. Rock and Soil Mechanics

Published: 1st January 1989 Editors: W. Derski R. Izbicki I. Kisiel Z. Mróz

Foundations on Expansive Soils

Published: 1st October 1988 Editors: F.H. Chen

Volume 47. Theoretical Foundation Engineering

Published: 1st September 1987 Editors: B.M. Das

Volume 46. Probabilistic Solutions in Geotechnics

Published: 1st July 1988 Editors: L. Rétháti

Ground Motion and Engineering Seismology

Published: 1st August 1987 Editors: A.S. Cakmak

Soil Dynamics and Liquefaction

Published: 1st August 1987 Editors: A.S. Cakmak

Soil-Structure Interaction

Published: 1st August 1987 Editors: A.S. Cakmak

Volume 41. Clay in Engineering Geology

Published: 1st April 1987 Editors: J.E. Gillott

Structures and Stochastic Methods

Published: 1st January 1987 Editors: A.S. Cakmak

Recent Advances in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering

Published: 1st January 1987 Editors: T. Ariman M. Hamada A.C. Singhal M.A. Haroun A.S. Cakmak

Mine Openings: Stability and Support

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: J. Aldorf K. Exner

Rheological Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: S.S. Vyalov

Volume 38. Soil Plasticity

Published: 1st November 1985 Editors: W.F. Chen G.Y. Baladi

Volume 37. Design and Construction of Mounds for Breakwaters and Coastal Protection

Published: 1st February 1985 Editors: P. Bruun

The Geotechnics of Real Materials: The &egr;~g~&egr;~k~ Method

Published: 1st January 1985 Editors: E.T. Hanrahan

Groundwater in Civil Engineering

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: L. Rétháti

Volume 33. Anchoring in Rock and Soil

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: L. Hobst J. Zajíc

Volume 30. Mechanics of Particulate Materials

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: J. Feda

Strata Mechanics

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: I.W. Farmer

Landslides and Their Control

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: Q. Záruba V. Mencl

Ground Freezing 1980

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: P.E. Frivik N. Janbu R. Saetersdal L.I. Finborud

Volume 1. The Penetrometer and Soil Exploration

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: G. Sanglerat

Canal and River Levées

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: P. Peter

Soft Clay Engineering

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: E.W. Brand R.P. Brenner

Methods of Foundation Engineering

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: Z. Bažant

Rockfill in Hydraulic Engineering

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: D.J. Stephenson

Elastic Analysis of Soil-Foundation Interaction

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: A.P.S. Selvadurai

Soil Physics

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: A. Kézdi

Stabilized Earth Roads

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: A. Kézdi

The Bearing Capacity of Building Foundations

Published: 1st January 1978 Editors: A. Myslivec Z. Kysela

Stress in Subsoil and Methods of Final Settlement Calculation

Published: 1st January 1978 Editors: J. Feda

Stability of Tidal Inlets

Published: 1st January 1978 Editors: P. Bruun

Dams and Earthquakes

Published: 1st January 1975 Editors: B.K. Rastogi H.K. Gupta

Rock Dynamics and Geophysical Exploration

Published: 1st January 1975 Editors: L.N. Persen

Volume 76. Waste Disposal in Rock

Published: 11th March 1974 Editors: R. Pusch

Volume 3. Tunneling In Rock

Published: 1st January 1973 Editors: Ernest Wahlstrom