THE INFLUENCE OF MOISTURE CONTENT ON THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF ROCKS

Knowledge of the physical properties of rock is of detector windows and building large d-spacing analyzing are influenced by a number of factors, one of which is the moisture content of the rock. While standard testing procedures for determining the strength of rock have been suggested, no generally acceptable standards that specify the control of moisture content in the test specimens are, at present, available. This paper sets out to show that the moisture content has a major influence on the compressive-strength characteristics of rock and that, if rock-strength values are presented without reference to moisture content, it is difficult to compare and correlate data from different sources. Previous workers have made reference to the influence of moisture on the compressive strength of rock and it has been shown that, in general, as the moisture content increases, the compressive strength decreases. This paper deals in a quantitative manner with the effects of moisture on the compressive strength of 2 Quartzitic rock types. /Author/

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    Society of Exploration Geophysicists

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  • Authors:
    • Colback, PSB
    • Wiid, B L
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Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 65-83
  • Serial:
    • Geophysics
    • Issue Number: 0
    • Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Geoscience Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM