On the Structural Behavior of Progressively Mined Solution Cavities in Salt

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A. F. Fossum

RE/SPEC Inc., Rapid City, S. Dak.

J. Appl. Mech 44(4), 565-570 (Dec 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424136 History: Received October 01, 1976; Revised January 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


The stress field and the time dependent deformation around a solution cavity in rock salt are shown to be sensitive to the details of the excavation process and to the prevailing tectonic stress field. An analysis procedure is developed whereby an incremental excavation procedure and a creep routine are incorporated simultaneously into an axisymmetric finite element code.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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