Study on Complete Stress-Strain Experiment and Destruction Characteristics of Rock under Lower Confining Pressure
A complete stress-strain experiment curve, gained through exerting low confining pressure on brittle rock, reflects the deformation and destruction process of rock under different confining pressure, and reveals that after the destruction of rock, not only slip deformation but also re-destruction process will take place, which would possibly lead to further reduction of the mechanical properties of the rock mass. Through the analysis of the relation between complex failure modes, load carrying capacity after rock destruction and the volumetric strain, the paper gives us a further explanation of the complex destructive process of rock. The basis for the rock’s load-carrying capacity after destruction is an effective restraint stress, which shows that effective supporting in underground engineering is the key factor for providing the cracked surrounding rock with load-carrying capacity and guaranteeing the stability of the structure.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
L. J. Han et al., "Study on Complete Stress-Strain Experiment and Destruction Characteristics of Rock under Lower Confining Pressure", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 70-73, 2007