A FEW ROCK MECHANICS PROBLEMS IN CORRELATING LABORATORY RESULTS WITH PROTOTYPE REACTIONS

Three major problems and inter-related obstacles encountered in the prediction of the reaction of a rock massif are outlined, and the use of statistical methods is discussed. A case history is described of a proposal for the underground storage of high-pressure gases. The design philosophy is set forth and the chamber design is detailed. The test results are presented and the cause of the failure is examined. The computation of the deformation modulus, the seismic determination of modulus, and the phtoelastic analysis are reviewed. Evaluation of the data indicates serious difficulties in correlating field with laboratory results and in the selection of instrumentation to obtain adequate field results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • JUDD, W R
  • Publication Date: 1963-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM