DEFORMATIONS AT THE FACE OF THE HEADING AND DETERMINATION OF THE COHESION OF THE ROCK MASS

This paper deals with rock behaviour at the face of the heading, and the determination of the in situ rock-mass cohesion. The three dimensional character of the stresses and deformations around the face of the heading are simulated by using a hypothesis of spherical symmetry. This enables the characteristic curves for the face to be determined analogously to those of the tunnel behind the face, taking into account progressive or brittle rupture, partial or total loss of cohesion at fracture, and dilatation or deformation at constant volume. The proposed method also serves to define the stability of the face and along the tunnel, as a function of the post-failure of the rock. (TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • EGGER, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 313-318
  • Serial:
    • Underground Space
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0362-0565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1996 12:00AM