MODES OF FAILURE IN JOINTED ROCK MASSES

TRIAXIAL COMPRESSION TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT ON PLASTER SAMPLES CONTAINING VARIOUS PRE-FORMED PATTERNS OF CONTINUOUS AND INTERMITTENT JOINTING. AS A RESULT OF THIS WORK IT WAS RECOGNISED THAT FAILURE MODES OTHER THAN THOSE COMMONLY DISCUSSED IN THE LITERATURE ARE LIKELY TO HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON THE COLLAPSE OF BLOCK-JOINTED ROCK MASSES. AXIAL CLEAVAGE OR SPLITTING FAILURES AT LOW CONFINING PRESSURES ARE SEEN TO BE PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT IN THIS REGARD. THE VARIOUS MODES OF FAILURE OBSERVED ARE DESCRIBED AND THEIR PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE DISCUSSED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 3-42, PP 293-298, 3 FIG, 2 TAB, PHOTS, 22 REF
  • Authors:
    • Brown, E T
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00236188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM