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jeg 2012, 5(2): 1313-1326 Back to browse issues page
Development of a New Method to Estimate Rock Strength Using Joint Factor
Hassan Moomivand 1, Mir Ali Moomivand2
1- Assistant Professor of Urmia University , h.moomivand@urmia.ac.ir
2- Assistant Professor of Urmia University
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Discontinuities have properties such as orientation, number of set and frequency that can affect the rock strength. Rock specimens having one, two and three cross- sets of discontinuities, various frequencies and orientations of 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees were prepared. The numbers of rock pieces increased progressively with an increase of frequency and set of discontinuities. As specimens having three sets of discontinuities that one of their sets had four number of parallel discontinuities were consisted 20 rock pieces and they represented jointed rock mass. Joint factor, uniaxial compressive strength and friction angle along the discontinuity surface in direct shear were determined. The uniaxial compressive strength of specimens having one, two and three sets of discontinuities in horizontal and vertical direction was less than the uniaxial compressive strength of intact rock. The uniaxial compressive strength of specimens approached approximately to zero value particularly when the orientation of discontinuities was 60 degrees. This considerable decrease of strength was occurred also for specimens having two and three sets of discontinuities at orientation of 30 degrees. The analysis of results showed that the relationship between ratio of uniaxial compressive strength of jointed specimens to the uniaxial compressive strength of intact rock specimens (anisotropy factor) and joint factor of this research is considerably different with the suggested relationship by Ramamurthy. Properties of discontinuities have altogether essential role on the strength of rock mass.
Keywords: discontinuity set, strength, anisotropy, joint factor
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Type of Study: s | Subject: Geotecnic
Accepted: 2016/10/5 | Published: 2016/10/5
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Moomivand H, Moomivand M A. Development of a New Method to Estimate Rock Strength Using Joint Factor. jeg. 2012; 5 (2) :1313-1326
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