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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 17, Number 6, June 2016 , pages 723-737

The effect of non-persistent joints on sliding direction of rock slopes
Vahab Sarfarazi, Hadi Haeri and Alireza Khaloo

    In this paper an approach was described for determination of direction of sliding block in rock slopes containing planar non-persistent open joints. For this study, several gypsum blocks containing planar non-persistent open joints with dimensions of 15
Key Words
    planar non-persistent discontinuity; rock bridge; effective joint coefficient; tensile and shear cracks
Vahab Sarfarazi:Department of Mining Engineering, Hamedan University of Technology, Hamedan, Iran
Hadi Haeri:Department of Mining Engineering, Bafgh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bafgh, Iran
Alireza Khaloo: Center of Excellence in Structure and Earthquake Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

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