Discontinuous Deformation Analysis and 'The Artificial Joint Concept'

Ke, T.-C. (University of California) | Goodman, R.E. (University of California)

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ABSTRACT: This paper presents new capabilities of the discontinuous deformation analysis (DDA) when combined with "the artificial joint concept". These capabilities refine the determination of the refined stress distribution and permit simulating fracture propagation in intact blocks.