SKB is interested in developing a 3D discrete model to predict spalling on the excavation boundaries of underground repositories for the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel. This project provided a quantitative assessment of modeling spalling using
PFC3D to study both lab- and tunnel-scale behavior.
The 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium covers all aspects of rock mechanics, geomechanics, and rock engineering.
Dr. Fairhurst, BSME, DEA, PhD, obtained his BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) in 1983 and obtained his DEA and PhD in Mining Technologies from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, in Fontainebleau, France in 1984 and 1987, respectively.
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