Behavior of Rock in Engineering Applications, ASCE Convention Symposium, Denver, Colorado, April 1985
Authors: M. P. Hardy, H. N. Maleki, and S. J. Mitchell (AAI)
Displacement discontinuity methods for stress analysis, pioneered by Starfield and Crouch, have found wide acceptance in the application of stability assessment and design in underground mining. The presentation describes case examples where both two- and three-dimensional displacement discontinuity analysis has been used in conjunction with observations in the mines to form engineering judgements on safe layouts and recommended dimensions. . .