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Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity

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Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity. / Saksala, Timo.

ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics. International Society for Rock Mechanics ISRM, 2015. 177.

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Saksala, T 2015, Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity. in ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics., 177, International Society for Rock Mechanics ISRM, ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, 1/01/00.

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Saksala, T. (2015). Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity. In ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics [177] International Society for Rock Mechanics ISRM.

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Saksala T. Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity. In ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics. International Society for Rock Mechanics ISRM. 2015. 177

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Saksala, Timo. / Numerical modelling of rock fracture with the embedded discontinuity approach incorporating heterogeneity. ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics. International Society for Rock Mechanics ISRM, 2015.

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