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Discontinuum based micromechanics modelling methods
ByG.F. Zhao J. Zhao (EPFL)
Pages 12

ABSTRACT: It is essential to take into account the micro discontinuities of rock material when studying its macro mechanical behavior. To tackle this problem, researchers have developed the discontinuum based micromechanics modelling methods. This paper will present some new development on this area: (i) Super dimensional random packing method; (ii) Distinct Lattice Spring Model (DLSM); (iii) Implicit DLSM; (iv) High order DLSM; (v) Hydraulic Mechanical (HM) coupled DLSM; (vi) Parallel DLSM.