Bagde, M.N. (2005) Waveform Effect on Fatigue Properties of Intact Sandstone in Uniaxial Cyclical Loading. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering , 38 (3). pp. 169-196. ISSN 0723-2632

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The effect of loading waveform and amplitude on the fatigue behaviour of intact sandstone was investigated using uniaxial cyclic loading conditions in the laboratory. In the first set of experiments sinusoidal, ramp and square waveforms were used at loading frequency of 5Hz and peak amplitude of 0.05mm. In another set of experiments, tests were conducted at a range of amplitudes varying from 0.05 to 0.3mm at 5 Hz frequency using sinusoidal and ramp waveforms. It was found that loading waveform as well as amplitude is of great significance and affects the rock behaviour. It was found that fatigue behaviour is a function of the cyclic energy of the load and the shape of the waveform. Damage accumulated most rapidly under square waveforms with a high energy requirement. A ramp waveform was the least damaging of those considered. The loading waveforms strongly influenced the damage accumulation under cyclic loading conditions. Finally, it is concluded that machine behaviour in terms of amplitude affected the rock behaviour. This study has practical significance to the behaviour of rock and rock masses within the excavation systems subjected to cyclic loading.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sandstone, fatigue, uniaxial cyclic compression, waveforms.
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 04:40
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 04:40

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