Establishing Empirical Relationships for the Effects of Water Content on the Mechanical Behavior of Gosford Sandstone

Establishing Empirical Relationships for the Effects of Water Content on the Mechanical Behavior... Rock Mech Rock Eng (2017) 50:2235–2242 DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1243-x TECHN ICAL NO TE Establishing Empirical Relationships for the Effects of Water Content on the Mechanical Behavior of Gosford Sandstone 1 1 1 • • Hossein Masoumi James Horne Wendy Timms Received: 4 August 2016 / Accepted: 23 May 2017 / Published online: 31 May 2017 Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Keywords Gosford sandstone  Uniaxial compressive r Nominal strength such as UCS, E, PLI, TS strength  Point-load index  Tensile strength  Water a, b and Material constants in Hawkins and McConnell content c (1992) model List of symbols UCS Uniaxial compressive strength 1 Introduction E Young’s modulus PLI Point-load index Mechanical properties of intact rocks, such as uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), Young’s modulus (E) and TS Tensile strength x Water content tensile strength (TS), are the key factors in rock engi- neering and are commonly the first parameters to be M Mass of rock sample under partially saturated ps condition characterized for any designing process. In many projects, M Mass of dry rock sample point-load index (PLI) is measured to indirectly estimate r Radius of the sample the UCS of the intact rock. The influence of water on the H http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Springer Journals

Establishing Empirical Relationships for the Effects of Water Content on the Mechanical Behavior of Gosford Sandstone

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Earth Sciences; Geophysics/Geodesy; Civil Engineering
ISSN
0723-2632
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1434-453X
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10.1007/s00603-017-1243-x
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