By Yansheng Jiang (auth.)
The goal of this ebook is to supply a brand new attitude at the research of slope balance with the Boundary point procedure. the most merits of BEM are the aid of the dimensionality of the matter to be solved and exact selective calculation of inner stresses. This makes it attainable, as proven within the ebook, to increase the algorithms of slip floor research of slope extra actual, extra rigorous and less difficult for use than within the traditional restrict equilibrium equipment. the total elastoplastic research of slope is additionally investigated. along with, the reader can discover a specified examine of Melan's basic resolution comparable to its displacements, its corresponding Galerkin tensor and the therapy of physique forces within the half-plan. the elemental conception of BEM is printed within the ebook in order that undergraduate and graduate scholars of civil engineering, mining engineering and engineering geology can learn it with out difficulty.
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Thus it is evident that to have the following relationships for p .. 21) 0 and If UijPj * d 0 df 32 the displacements u~ and traction P~ should be at least of order (lip) and (1/p2). However, these conditions can not hold to be valid in general. For example, even in the case of a unit point load, the displacements are of order 0(1) and the tractions O(l/p) as expressed in the fundamental solutions. 21), can be canceled each other by applying Saint Venant's principle. According to this principle, when p is sufficiently great, the perturbation due to the tunnel and the open pit to the original half plane is equivalent to those due to a concentrate load.
10) These differences, however, are not of any theoretical importance since the constants correspond only to a rigid body translation. They will disappear when computing strains or stresses due to differentiation. 10) must be used as the fundamental solution. 6) for half plane without further considerations. in To simulate the half plane, one could in principle consider an auxiliary boundary r, figure 3-2, of sufficiently large radius r o to encircle all the cavities and then extend the radius r to be infinite.
The positive directions of Pt and Pn over each surface on the interface are defined in figure 4-4. The unload path of the excess stresses may be different depending on the implementations. Only two possible unload paths are presented herein. Suppose that at one point of the slip surface, the stress vectors (Pn' Pt) are outside the criterion envelope, as represented by the point A in figure 4-5 and 4-6. The simplest unload path is the vertical path AB, The vector of excess stresses pB is simply: B Pn = 0 figure 4-5.