The block failure likelihood: A contribution to rock engineering in blocky rock masses

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Abstract

This paper summarizes some results of an applied block theory research conducted at Berkeley over the last three years. The validity of the critical-key-block concept is tested here using block mould statistics sampled from side walls of two tunnels, the raw data of which are shown. The predictive capabilities of the three block-failure-likelihood parameters are tested by correlation with the block mould sample population, and a modification is introduced. A possible method to integrate a block motion criteria in empirical rock mass classification systems is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1591-1597
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Engineering (all)

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