The numerical Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method: Benchmark tests

G. Yagoda-Biran, Y. H. Hatzor

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This chapter reviews benchmarking studies of 2D and 3D-DDA performed by the rock mechanics group at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev over the past decade. DDA fundamentals are briefly reviewed first, followed by a comprehensive review of verification and validation studies. We conclude by presenting some limitations of 3DDDA in its current formulation.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationRock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 3
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Modeling and Design
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781317481942
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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