Model Testing and Analysis Study on Shear Strength of Rock Mass Containing Multiple Cracks under Compression-Shearing Loading
Two-phase modelling testing was performed to study the shear strength of rock bridges of jointed rock mass in this paper. The failure process of rock sample containing multiple collinear cracks was observed. Based on theory of fracture mechanics and analytical method, a rock-bridge failure model was proposed and the expression of shear strength was derived. Comparison of calculated shear strength and the model test results was made and they agree well.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
W. S. Zhu et al., "Model Testing and Analysis Study on Shear Strength of Rock Mass Containing Multiple Cracks under Compression-Shearing Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 617-622, 2008