MODELING A JOINTED ROCK MASS

The ultimate goal of the study of jointed rock is to provide fundamental understanding of the mechanics of jointed rock, which is a crucial part of hard-rock tunnel design of the type that might be required for underground high-speed transport systems. The jointed-rock modeling material was selected to meet similitude requirements between the model and a typical field prototype rock and to ensure that it would be possible to make homogeneous, reproducible model specimens. A universal mold was designed for manufacturing specimens having different joint spacings and orientations. Strength tests were performed on the models in a triaxial cell. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • NELSON, R A
    • Hirschfeld, R C
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 233 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R68-70 Res Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM