The strength and deformation properties of the Melbourne mudstone under uniaxial compression and Brazilian test conditions are examined for the range of weathering characteristics commonly encountered. The relevancy of these simply obtained properties to engineering design are considered with special reference to rock socketed piles. The resultant ratios of uniaxial compressive to tensile strength are examined to demonstrate that while the Brazilian test may provide a reasonable indirect estimation of uniaxial tensile strength for the slightly to moderately weathered mudstone, it may significantly underestimate the tensile strength of the more weathered mudstone. The number of the covering abstract of the congress is TRIS no. 385148. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at the Fifth International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 1983, Volume 1, Theme A.
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    AA Balkema

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    Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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  • Authors:
    • Chiu, H K
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00385174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 90 6191 237 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BOOK
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM