New Trends in Rock Mechanics

  title={New Trends in Rock Mechanics},
  author={N. D. Cristescu},
  journal={International Applied Mechanics},
Some new results in rock mechanics and some applications are presented. First, it is shown how an elastic/viscoplastic nonassociated constitutive equation can be derived for rock-like and particulate materials. This constitutive equation is based on the fundamental concept of compressibility/dilatancy. Damage and microcracking energy are discussed. Examples are given to demonstrate that it is possible to predict where the rock near underground openings is dilatable and where is compressible… CONTINUE READING


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