Ramulu, M. (2010) Static and Dynamic Elastic Modulus of Jointed Rock Mass: Influence of Joint Frequency, Joint Inclination and Joint Factor. International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 1 (2). pp. 89-112. ISSN 1947-8488

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In this paper the compressive strength/elastic modulus of the jointed rock mass was estimated as a function of intact rock strength/modulus and joint factor. The joint factor reflects the combined effect of joint frequency, joint inclination and joint strength. Therefore, having known the intact rock properties and the joint factor, jointed rock properties can be estimated. The test results indicated that the rock mass strength decreases with an increase in the joint frequency and a sharp transition was observed from brittle to ductile behavior with an increase in the number of joints. It was also found that the rocks with planar anisotropy exhibit the highest strength in the direction perpendicular to the anisotropy and the lowest at an inclination of 30o-45o in jointed samples. The anisotropy of the specimen influences the dynamic elastic modulus more than the static elastic modulus. The results were also compared well with the published works of different authors for different type of rocks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Joint Factor, Joint Frequency, Joint Inclination, Modulus, Rock Properties
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 10:20
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 10:20
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/538

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