Development of probabilistic rockfall simulation technique by the Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA)

G. C. Ma, H. Matsuyama, S. Nishiyama, Y. Ohnishi

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This paper developed a new simulation technique of real rockfall by the Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) and by introducing the probabilistic technique. In order to verify the applicability and validity of the simulation technique, field tests on rockfall and corresponding simulations of rockfall tests were performed. The probabilistic simulation was conducted to examine the unevenness of rockfall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781315887067
ISBN (Print)9781138000568
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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