SPLITTING TESTS ON ROCK SPECIMENS

THE PAPER DESCRIBES SPLITTING TESTS ON SQUARE SECTION SANDSTONE SPECIMENS LINE LOADED THROUGH STEEL OR TIMBER PACKINGS ON THE TOP FACE AND SUPPORTED ON THE BOTTOM FACE EITHER ON (1) SIMILAR PACKINGS (TYPE A SPECIMEN) OR (2) DIRECTLY ON THE LOWER PLATEN PLATE OF THE TESTING MACHINE (TYPE B SPECIMENS). THE STRESS DISTRIBUTIONS ACROSS THE VERTICAL CENTRAL PLANE AND THE HORIZONTAL CENTRAL PLANE WERE DETERMINED FROM A LINEAR ELASTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TYPES. TWO SOLUTIONS WERE OBTAINED FOR THE TYPE B SPECIMEN: ONE ASSUMING NO FRICTION BETWEEN THE BASE OF THE SPECIMEN AND THE PLATEN PLATE AND THE OTHER ASSUMING NO RELATIVE SLIP BETWEEN THE SURFACES. VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL STRAINS WERE MEASURED AT THE CENTER OF THE SPECIMENS FOR ALL LOADS UP TO FAILURE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 3-48, PP 343-349, 10 FIG, 3 REF
  • Authors:
    • Davies, J D
    • Stagg, K G
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00236192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM