Size Effect of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Limestone


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Using the MTS testing machine, the uniaxial compressive test of varisized da-qing limestones were undertaken, and the effect of dimensions about compressive strength, peak strain, elastic modulus and destructional forms of rock specimens were studied. It demonstrates that along with the increase of length-diameter ratio, peak strain and compressive strength turn smaller, elastic modulus gradually increases, the destruction of rock samples have a transformation from splitting failure to shear failure. Combined with the test results, Obert L model and Yang Shengqi model, the two size-effect models with extensive applications are analyzed and contrasted. And the conclusion is drawn that Obert L model has a relatively broad applicability, while Yang Shengqi model has a stronger Targeting and higher accuracy. Thus based on the Yang Shengqi model, the size-effect model of da-qing limestone is put forward, and the result indicates that this model corresponds well with the test results, having certain practical value.



Edited by:

Mohamed Othman




Z. H. Chen et al., "Size Effect of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Limestone", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 233-238, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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