By W.S. Venturini

Numerical strategies for fixing many difficulties in continuum mechanics have skilled a massive development within the final two decades a result of improvement of huge excessive pace desktops. particularly, geomechanical rigidity research can now be modelled inside of a extra sensible context. besides the fact that many purposes in geomechanics are nonetheless being performed utilizing linear theories, soil and rock fabrics were established experimentally to be bodily nonlinear. Soils don't get well their preliminary kingdom after removing of transitority quite a bit and rock doesn't deform in percentage to the masses utilized. the quest for a unified idea to version the true reaction of those fabrics is very unlikely as a result of complexities inquisitive about every one case. lifelike ideas in geomechanical research needs to be supplied through since fabric houses range from element to indicate, as well as different major positive factors akin to non-homogeneous media, in situ tension , form of loading, time results and discontinuities. a potential substitute to take on this type of challenge is to inttoduce a few simplified assumptions which no less than grants an approximate resolution in every one case. The validity or accuracy of the ultimate resolution got is often based upon the procedure followed. for this reason, the alternative of a competent thought for every specific challenge is one other tricky choice which may be 2 taken by way of the analyst in geomechanical tension analysis.

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J ,J + b. 1. 6) 30 where 0 .. ~J are the components of the stress tensor and b. ~ stands for body force values which are defined as forces acting on elements of volume or mass inside the body. In this particular context, the symmetry condition of the stress tensor is assumed valid. Thus, o .. • J~ which therefore reduces the nine stress tensor components into only six independent values. 8) where n. J are the direction cosines of the outward normal to the tangent plane at the boundary point under consideration.

The menttioned resulting problems are independent from each other and their respective boundary equations can be formulated separately. The boundary. equations for the anti-plane case are obtained once more by applying the weighted residual technique, although their derivations are also possible directly from the corresponding threedimensional expressions. The case of initial strain or stress type loads has been introduced in the formulation and the resulting derivatives of singular integral are again performed following the Mikhlin (43) concept.

1), which are the normal boundary of the system on interfaces between subregions (see chapter 5). However, this procedure can generate systems with an excessive number of boundaries which may result in an inconvenient numerical analysis. An alternative is to consider the prestress loads as body forces applied in small and discrete regions, which may be defined by the size of the rock anchors (fig. 2). 7) becomes, v.. (s) ~J D··k(S,q)b ~J vk (q)dQn(q) JV (R. 1 Prestress Forces on the Boundary. 2 Prestress Forces as Body Forces Over the Anchor Area.