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Keywords: soft rock, uniaxial compressive strength, physical characte ristic, point load strength index, and conversion factor. INTRODUCTION strength due to changes in moisture content seems The term soft rock is often referred to rock materials with a uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) lower than that of hard rocks and higher than that of ...

towards any other strength parameter. (Bishop, 1966). In the case of concrete, the compressive strength is the most commonly measured strength parameter and this is also true of rock specimens. For the uniaxial or unconfined compressive strength test a right circular cylinder of the

The aim of this paper is to estimate the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of rocks with different characteristics by using genetic expression programming (GEP). For this purpose, five different types of rocks including basalt and ignimbrite (black, yellow, gray, brown) were prepared.

Compressive strength or compression strength is the capacity of a material or structure to withstand loads tending to reduce size, as opposed to tensile strength, …

USING THE POINT LOAD TEST TO DETERMINE THE UNIAXIAL COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF COAL MEASURE ROCK John Rusnak, Director of Geology Peabody Group St. Louis, MO Christopher Mark, Rock Mechanics Team Leader National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pittsburgh, PA ABSTRACT Point load testing is used to determine rock strength

Chapter 4 Engineering Classification of Rock ... Table 4–3 Hardness and unconfined compressive strength of rock 4–5 materials Table 4–4 Dry density (unit weight) ... Engineering Classification of Rock Materials Chapter 4 (4).) Engineering Classification of Rock Chapter 4 rock.

This test method specifies the apparatus, instrumentation, and procedures for determining unconfined compressive strength of intact rock core specimens. This procedure is identical to ASTM D 2938 except that the cores are tested after cutting without grinding, …

Following are common laboratory tests for determining strength of rocks: Unconfined compression tests for rocks Triaxial compression test for rocks Splitting tension test for rocks Beam bending test for rocks Ring shear test for rocks This test is similar to that used for soils. Here also ...

Uniaxial compressive strength is the ultimate compressive stress of the rock specimen failure under uniaxial compression conditions. Unconfined compressive strength means that the strength of a ...

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• The peak stress is the strength of the rock. – It may fail catastrophically if the load frame is “soft”. Example below is for a “stiff” frame. • The compressive strength of rock is a function of the confining pressure. • As the confining pressure increases so does the strength. Goodman, Intro to Rock …

district, mine planners have easy access to a wealth of rock Correlation of Sonic Travel Time to the Uniaxial Compressive Strength of U.S. Coal Measure Rocks

σc = uniaxial compressive strength of the intact rock material, σ1 = major principal stress at failure, and σ3 = minor principal stress at failure. The uniaxial compressive strength for the rock mass, σc, rockmass , can be expressed by setting σ3 = 0 in Equation …

U.C.S. Test On Rock Sample Reference. IS-9143-1979-Method for the determination of unconfined compressive strength of rock materials. Objective. The objective of this test is to determine unconfined compressive strength of rock.

Empirical relations between rock strength and physical ... In this study, 31 empirical equations are summarized that relate unconfined compressive strength and internal friction angle of sedimentary rocks (sandstone, shale, and limestone and dolomite) to physical properties (such as velocity, modulus, and porosity). ... rock strength to ...

STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF ROCKS AND ROCK MASSES 1. INTRODUCTION 2. TESTING OF INTACT ROCK FOR STRENGTH 2.1 Uniaxial Compression 2.2 Point Load Testing 2.3 Uniaxial Tension 2.4 Indirect Tension Tests 2.5 Shear Tests 2.6 Confined Compression Tests (Triaxial Tests) 2.7 Biaxial and Multiaxial Tests 2.8 Other Tests 3. PARAMETERS AFFECTING ROCK STRENGTH 4.

compression and the point load tests on a variety of rocks. They found the following linear regression model to correlate the UCS and I s(50). qI u = +16.3 15.3 s(50) 3. The UCS Test There are three types of compressive strength tests of rocks as defined by Jaegar l. [5]; the first is the UCS et a

uniaxial compressive strength from the results of the point load test. 4. Test Results and Discussion 4.1 Uniaxial Compressive Strength Test Results The mean values of uniaxial compressive strength of the tested rocks are listed in Table 2. The strength values range from a low of 9.16 MPa for Marl to a high of 101.08 MPa for

Portland Cement, less than one month old 2000 14 400 2.8 Portland Cement, more than one year old 3000 21 500 3.5 Portland Concrete, 28 days old 5000 35 200 1.4 Portland Concrete, more than one year old 6200 43 400 2.8 Sandstone 9000 60 300 2.1 Slate 14000 95 500 3.5 Trap rock …

Compressive Strength Intact rock . 3-34 Slake Durability to Estimate Rate of Weathering . 3-35 Point Load Test to Estimate Compressive Strength . 3-36 LESSON 3 - ROCK STRENGTH and Its MEASUREMENT Learning Outcomes -

Compressive strength of rocks. Compressional and shear velocities. Acoustic velocity dispersion and attenuation. Rock acoustic velocities and porosity. Rock acoustic velocities and pressure. Rock acoustic velocities and temperature. Rock acoustic velocities and in-situ stress. PEH:Acoustic_Logging.

Figure 8-2: Uniaxial Compression Test on Rock with (a) Definitions of stress conditions and strains, (b) Derived stress-strain curve with peak stress corresponding to the uniaxial compressive strength (qu = F u) Commentary The uniaxial compression test is most direct means of determining rock strength. The

compressive strengths tabulated here may be applicable to similar rocks from the same formations throughout the greater New York area. Unconfined compressive strength, an index of mechanical behavior, is widely used as part of the criteria for rock design (Attewell and Farmer, 1976; Jumikis, 1983). TEST SAMPLES

Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength and Elastic , 52 Method C, uniaxial compressive strength of rock is used in many design formulas and is sometimes used as an index property to select the appropriate excavation technique Deformation and strength of rock are known to be functions of confining pressure Method A, triaxial compression test, is commonly used to simulate the stress ...