Deformation and failure of crystalline rock and an elastoplastic homogenization theory

Y. Ichikawa, J. Wang

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Rock and rock masses are composed of discrete elements of microstructures such as different grains and microcracks. In this study, first we show experimental results that a propagation, coalescence and increased density of microcracks cause mesoscale and macroscale cracks, and that elastic and plastic properties of rocks are significantly affected by these microstructures. Next, a homogenization theory to model the elastoplastic behavior of the material with microscale structure is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 1996
Editors Barla
PublisherInternational Society for Rock Mechanics
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9054108436, 9789054108436
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 1996 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Sept 2 1996Sept 5 1996

Publication series

NameISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 1996


OtherISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology


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