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Re: Starting a new project on rock slope stability


Hi Anton,

Thank you for your answer. So, if I understand well, the RPM is quite
similar to the CohesiveFrictionalContactLaw? I don't grab all the idea.
Could you please be a bit more illustrative?


2009/9/29 Anton Gladky <gladky.anton@xxxxxxxxx>

> The idea is to create some particles "connected" (cohesive) with each
> other, if they are close to each other on the first stage of simulation.
> After that, if cohesive particle positions are too far or too close to each
> other, destruction occurs. And particles become like a simple granular
> media.
> 2009/9/29 luc scholtes <lscholtes63@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Hi all,
>> I currently start a new project on rock slope stability in open pit mines.
>> I now know YADE for a while and I am sure it can be a great tool for that
>> and I want to prove it to my supervisor.
>> I have seen that some work has been done on rock modelling (I saw that a
>> RockParticleModel class has been introduced in the new release 0.20). I am
>> still trying to understand what is written on that files but, honestly, I am
>> a bit lost when I compare to what I did with granular materials
>> (CapillaryCohesiveLaw ;) ).
>> The idea, for the moment, is to model some kind of a fractured rock mass
>> within which particles can interact either in clusters with a cohesive
>> behaviour (rock blocks) or between clusters with a contacting law
>> representative of a rock joint (maybe with an artefact to control the
>> roughness). In addition, maybe it would be useful to deal with spheres such
>> as they are a part of a lattice with no collision detection and no inertia
>> or something like that (?).
>> Maybe some of you have already think about it and I would be grateful for
>> any advices and suggestions.
>> Regards
>>   Luc
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