Nonlinear Analysis of Cavities in Rock Salt

N. S. Ottosen, Steen Krenk

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    The paper covers some material and computational aspects of the rock mechanics of leached cavities in salt. A material model is presented in which the instantaneous stiffness of the salt is obtained by interpolation between the unloaded state and a relevant failure state. The model enables prediction of short term triaxial behaviour from uniaxial stress-strain curves. Key results from a nonlinear finite element calculation of a gas-filled cavity are given, and the general features are related to a simple nonlinear method of stress evaluation.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)245-252
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

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