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Title: The Continuum Voronoi Block Model for simulation of fracture process in hard rocks
Authors: Soares, Erick Rógenes Simão
Farias, Márcio Muniz de
Rasmussen, Leandro Lima
metadata.dc.identifier.orcid: 0000-0001-7272-2721
Assunto:: Continuum Voronoi Block Model
Fraturas (Geologia)
Modelo numérico
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2021
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: RÓGENES, Erick; FARIAS, Márcio Muniz de; RASMUSSEN, Leandro Lima. The Continuum Voronoi Block Model for simulation of fracture process in hard rocks. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods Geomechanics, v. 46, n. 1, p. 89-112, 2022. DOI:
Abstract: In this paper, a numerical model is presented to represent the fracture process in hard rocks based on a pseudo-discontinuum method called the Continuum Voronoi Block Model (CVBM). To validate this tool, numerical models for one Brazilian test, one unconfined compression test, and multiple triaxial compression tests with different confining stress were calibrated to match laboratory test results for Creighton granite. The model proved robust and matched the following macro-properties: crack initiation (CI) stress, (CD) stress, peak strength, tensile strength, Young’s Modulus, and Poisson’s ratio. The calibrated model served as a basis for a sensitivity study to analyze how micro-properties influence the rock’s macroscopic responses. From the sensitivity study, a calibration methodology was proposed, which shall facilitate the use of the CVBM in future works.
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