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Finite Element Analysis for Excavations and Slopes

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Research Papers

Conference Papers

A Constitutive Model for Jointed Rock Mass

A. Azami, T. Yacoub, J. Curran and D. Wai
Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment
Edited by Marek
Kwasniewski and Dariusz Lydzba
CRC Press 2013, Pages 385-390
Presented at Eurock 2013, Wroclaw, Poland, Sept. 21-26, 2013

The Use of Geotechnical Instrumentation to Monitor Ground Displacements...

M. Kellaway, D. Taylor, G.J. Keyter
Braamhoek Consultants Joint Venture
South African Tunnelling 2012 Symposium
The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Ladysmith,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, December 3, 2012

Effects of Strength Anisotropy on the Stability of Slopes

Azami A., Yacoub T. & Curran J.
GeoManitoba 2012 - Canadian Geotechnical Society
Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, Sept. 30 - October 3, 2012

On Using Spatial Methods for Heterogeneous Slope Stability Analysis

F.C. Allan, T.E. Yacoub, J. H. Curran
Presentation of Paper - 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium
Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 24-27, 2012

On Using Spatial Methods for Heterogeneous Slope Stability Analysis

F.C. Allan, T.E. Yacoub, J. H. Curran
46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium
Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 24-27, 2012

Improving the DDA Solution Time by Modifying the Contact Enforcement...

M.S. Khan, A. Riahi, J.H. Curran
2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2-6, 2011

Role of Brittle Fracture on Swelling Behaviour of Weak Rock Tunnels:...

W. Steiner, P.K. Kaiser, G. Spaun
59th Geomechanics Colloquium
Salzburg, October 6, 2010

Effects of Time-Step Size on the Efficiency of Discontinuous Deformation...

M.S. Khan, A. Riahi, J.H. Curran
ISRM International Symposium 2010 and
6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium
New Delhi, India, October 2010

Limits of Applicability of the Finite Element Explicit Joint Model in...

A. Riahi, R.E. Hammah, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 44th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
and the 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, June 2010

Why Simple Models Work in Mining Geomechanics

R.E. Hammah, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 43rd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
and the 4th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
Asheville, North Carolina, USA, June 2009

Variation of Failure Mechanisms of Slopes in Jointed Rock Masses with...

R.E. Hammah, T. Yacoub, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the CIM 2009 Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2009

Probabilistic Slope Analysis with the Finite Element Method

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 43rd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
and the 4th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
Asheville, North Carolina, USA, June 2009

Numerical Modelling of Slope Uncertainty due to Rock Mass Jointing

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, J.H. Curran
Presented at the International Conference on
Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses
Tucson, Arizona, USA, January 2009

Application of the Cosserat Continuum Approach

Azadeh Riahi, J.H. Curran
Presented at the 12th IACMAG Conference
Goa, India, October 2008

The Practical Modelling of Discontinuous Rock Masses with Finite Element...

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 42nd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
and the 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
San Francisco, California, USA, June 2008

Kersten Lecture

E. Hoek, C. Carranza-Torres, M.S. Diederichs, B. Corkum
Proceedings University of Minnesota 56th Annual Geotechnical
Engineering Conference, pp. 1-53
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 2008

Serviceability-Based Slope Factor of Safety using the Shear Strength...

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 11th Congress of the International Society
for Rock Mechanics, Lisbon, vol. 2, 1317-1320.
L. Ribeiro e Sousa, C. Olalla, and N. Grossmann, Eds.
London: Taylor & Francis Group, July 2007

Analysis of Blocky Rock Slopes with Finite Element Shear Strength...

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum, F. Wibowo
Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium
Vancouver Rocks 2007, held in
Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2007

Investigating the Performance of the Shear Strength Reduction (SSR)...

J.H. Curran, R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum
Proceedings of the 59th Canadian Geotechnical and
7th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Specialty Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 2006

The Influence of Young's Modulus on Numerical Modelling Results

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 41th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
Golden Rocks 2006 Conference (ARMA), held in Golden,
Colorado, USA, June 2006

A Road Embankment Failure Near Pentalia in Southwest Cyprus

J. Hadjigeorgiou, E. Kyriakou, P. Papanastasiou
Intl. Conference on the Stability of Rock Slopes
in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,
Cape Town, pp. 343-352, April 2006

Keynote Lecture: Seven Lessons of Geomechanics Software Development

J.H. Curran, R.E. Hammah
Prepared for presentation as Keynote Lecture, Golden Rocks 2006
Proceedings for the 41st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS): "50 Years of Rock Mechanics - Landmarks and Future Challenges." Golden, Colorado, June 17-21, 2006, American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), publisher

Geostatistics in Geotechnical Engineering: Fad or Empowering?

By R.E. Hammah, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the GeoCongress Conference
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 2006

A Comparison of Finite Element Slope Stability Analysis With...

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 58th Canadian Geotechnical and
6th Joint IAH-CNC and CGS Groundwater Specialty Conferences
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 2005

The Shear Strength Reduction Method for the Generalized Hoek-Brown Criterion

R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum, J.H. Curran
Proceedings of the 40th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
Alaska Rocks 2005 Conference (ARMA), held in Anchorage,
Alaska, USA, June 2005

Stability Analysis of Rock Slopes Using the Finite Element Method

R.E. Hammah, J.H. Curran, T.E. Yacoub, B. Corkum
Proceedings of the Eurock 2004 & 53rd Geomechanics Colloquium
Schubert (ed.), 2004 VGE

A Two-Dimensional Approach for Designing Tunnel Support in Weak Rock

J.H. Curran, R.E. Hammah, T.E. Yacoub
Proceedings of the 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference
Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 2003

The Strength of Hard-Rock Pillars

C.D. Martin, W.G. Maybee
International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 37
(2000) 1239-1246, Elsevier Science Inc., publisher

Stress Path and Instability Around Mine Openings

C.D. Martin, D.D. Tannant, S. Yazici, P.K. Kaiser, 9th ISRM Congress Paris, 1999

Others

Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Split Set Friction Stabilizer Bolts

by Paul B. Tomory
Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Chapter 2)
Thesis Title: Analysis of Split Bolt Performance
Graduate Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1997

Methods of Geological Engineering in Discontinuous Rocks - Part 1

Richard E. Goodman, Professor of Geological Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Preface, Contents, Chapters 1-5
Originally published by West Publishing Company, 1976

Methods of Geological Engineering in Discontinuous Rocks - Part 2

Richard E. Goodman, Professor of Geological Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Chapters 6-8, Appendix 1 & 2, References, Index
Originally published by West Publishing Company, 1976

List of over 400 Publications Using Rocscience Software

Role of Brittle Fracture on Swelling Behaviour: Evidence from Tunnelling...

W. Steiner, P.K. Kaiser, G. Spaun
Geomechanics and Tunnelling, May 2010
Separate Print, May 2011

A New Era in Slope Stability Analysis: Shear Strength Reduction Finite...

Rocscience Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2004

Application of the Finite Element Method to Slope Stability

Rocscience Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2004

Integration of Geotechnical and Structural Design in Weak Rock Tunnels

Dr. Evert Hoek
Discussion Paper, August 2003

Numerical Modelling for Shallow Tunnels in Weak Rock

Dr. Evert Hoek
Unpublished Notes, 2003

A Study of the Behaviour of Jointed Rock Masses

by Sandip Shah
Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy,
Graduate Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1992

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