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dc.contributor.authorCepuritis, Peter
dc.contributor.editorStille, H. (Chairman)
dc.identifier.citationCepuritis, P. 2012. An implicit function based approach to deterministic discontinuity modeling using trace data, in Stille, H. (ed), Proceedings of the ISRM International Symposium Eurock 2012 , May 28-30 2012. Sweden: International Society for Rock Mechanics.

A methodology has been described that is capable of generating realistic 3-dimensional models of large-scale structures from mapped discontinuity trace data. The technique incorporates a search algorithm to hierarchically select traces based on a variety of criteria, such as orientation, genetic type, and surface characteristics. Implicit functions (based on radial basis functions) are utilized to interpolate surfaces between selected trace data to provide validated realistic surface geometries. The implicit function based modeling approach also provides the rock engineer with an important tool in rock mass modeling and excavation design. The deterministic discontinuity models can be output as meshed surfaces as direct input into 3-dimensional discontinuum and continuum numerical modeling.

dc.publisherInternational Society for Rock Mechanics
dc.subjectsurface characteristics
dc.subjectLarge-scale geological structures
dc.subjectstructural mapping
dc.subjectthree-dimensional rock structure modeling
dc.titleAn implicit function based approach to deterministic discontinuity modeling using trace data
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleThe 2012 ISRM International Symposium (Eurock 2012) Proceedings
dcterms.source.seriesThe 2012 ISRM International Symposium (Eurock 2012) Proceedings
dcterms.source.conferenceEurock 2012 ISRM International Symposium on Rock Engineering & Technology for Sustainable Underground Construction
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateMay 28 2012
curtin.departmentWestern Australian School of Mines
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