Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Study of Deformation and Failure Process of Rock


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In this paper, theoretical constitutive model, numerical tool, viz., RFPA code and servo-type testing machine, viz., RMT-150B rock testing systems were briefly described, respectively. Then, based on theoretical analysis, numerical simulation and experimental tests for rock specimens in uniaxial compression, the relations and differences between theoretical, numerical and experimental results, especially the complete stress-strain curves, were contrastively analyzed and investigated. The reason for these relations and differences among results was also proposed in this paper.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 261-263)

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Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka




C. A. Tang et al., "Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Study of Deformation and Failure Process of Rock", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1529-1534, 2004

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April 2004




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