Reliability assessment of rock slope stability by dempster-shafer theory

Rodrigo Hernández-Carrillo, Gloria Beltrán

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Due to its geological origin, rock mass properties have an inherent variability which brings an uncertainty that should be considered in engineering modeling. This uncertainty is divided in both aleatory and epistemic. The aleatory uncertainty is usually accounted for by conventional probability techniques. However, this approach has restrictions when limited information on variables is available, which is the case in most rock engineering projects. Besides, probability theory cannot consider the epistemic uncertainty properly. On the other hand, in many rock mechanics problems, especially in mining, there are several sources of information at different stages of the project, which should be properly incorporated into the model to assist the decision-making process. Dempster-Shafer theory provides an alternative to deal with both epistemic and aleatory uncertainty, since it allocates probability mass to sets or intervals (Dempster-Shafer structure). Hence, reliability assessment in terms of intervals can be carried out under limited information. A key aspect of the Dempster-Shafer theory is the possibility of combining several pieces of evidence from different sources, considering even conflicting information. With this framework, this paper explores different combination rules for Dempster-Shafer structures, considering a key block problem in a slope from a sandstone mine located in Cundinamarca, Colombia, where information from different sources has been collected at different stages of the operation for 20 years, on both geomechanical and geometrical properties of rock joints.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017
Editores Raasakka, Johansson
EditorialInternational Society for Rock Mechanics
Número de páginas12
ISBN (versión digital)9789517586221
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Publicado de forma externa
Evento3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017 - Helsinki, Finlandia
Duración: 11 oct. 201712 oct. 2017

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Nombre3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017


Conferencia3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017

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