The mechanism of crack coalescence and peak strength of rock-like materials containing parallel frictional cracks under uniaxial compression loading is studied. Two different sizes of specimens are used. Various values of inclination of preexisting cracks α, bridge angle β and the frictional coefficient μ are used for parametric studies. Two 'rules of failure' for the specimens containing three cracks are proposed, and tested using results of the present study.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)