Engineering Transactions, 41, 3-4, pp. 395-417, 1993

On Micromechanical Modeling of Deformation of Compact Rock in Compression

M. Basista
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warszawa
Poland

The paper proposes a simple two-dimensional damage model for low-porosity rocks loaded in compression. The sliding crack mechanism is selected as an underlying micromechanism of the inelastic deformation at the macroscale. A numerical example is worked out showing the capability of the model for duplicating the experimentally observed trends of rock deformation.

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