Coupling of FEM and DDA methods

Yung Ming Cheng, Y. H. Zhang

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Problems governed by both continuum and discontinuum like tunnels and caverns are best analyzed by the coupling distinct element method and finite element or boundary element method. This article introduces a technique in coupling FEM and DDA; this technique has been applied to some examples to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed coupling method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-517
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Geomechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


  • Coupling method
  • DDA
  • Dependent module
  • Finite element
  • Independent module
  • Interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science


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