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Latest Features in RocSupport

Published on: Aug 01, 2021 Updated on: Jul 19, 2022 less than 1 minute read

RocSupport is a dynamic analysis tool designed to help you estimate support requirements of tunnels in weak rock. RocSupport can be used for both mining and and tunneling projects.

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December 2019

Large-Strain Generalized Hoek-Brown Solution Method

The latest in RocSupport is the addition of the Large-Strain Generalized Hoek-Brown Solution Method.

The new RocSupport features a new solution method by Vrakas (2016). This new method provides a rigorous closed-form solution for cases with large-strain, non-linear Generalized Hoek-Brown criterion with dilation. The method is suitable for modelling tunnels where very large deformations are observed or expected.

Large-strain Generalized Hoek-Brown solution method in RocSupport

For more information on the method, see the paper published by Apostolos Vrakas in 2016, A finite strain closed-form solution for the elastoplastic ground response curve in tunneling.

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