Development of a high pressure pressuremeter for determining the engineering properties of soft to medium strength rocks

This paper gives some of the details of a pressuremeter developed to work at high pressures in soft to medium strength rocks. It has been used in a wide variety of materials. As the displacements and pressures are measured very accurately using electrical transducers, the modulus and strength characteristics of the rock can easily be measured. Further because the displacements are separately recorded at four positions the anisotropic stiffness behaviour can be assessed (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 1.243-7
  • Monograph Title: Third Australia - New Zealand conference on geomechanics, Wellington, may 12-16, 1980. volume 1
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1(G),PART1

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  • Accession Number: 01438128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:23PM