Comparative Study on Fracture Behavior of the Reinforced Jointed Rock
In order to understand the anchorage mechanisms the fracture behavior of jointed rock masses reinforced with rockbolts was compared with those of the jointed rock masses without rockbolts. Firstly the unaixal tensile tests were conducted on the specimens with inclined surface cracks, horizontal through cracks and horizontal a quarter through cracks to investigate the crack growth of the jointed rock masses without rockbolts. The experimental results show the fracture of the specimens without rockbolts belonged to tensile fracture in the catastrophic way under uniaxial tensile conditions. However the experimental results of the specimens reinforced with rockbolts show that rockolts can change the initiation of the pre-existing cracks, incur the secondary cracks and there existed stable crack propagation.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
M. T. Li et al., "Comparative Study on Fracture Behavior of the Reinforced Jointed Rock", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 2562-2565, 2011