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An Extension Failure Criterion for Brittle Rock


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: Advances in Civil Engineering, , v. 2020
Page(s): 1-12
DOI: 10.1155/2020/8891248

Under the triaxial compressive state, the compressive strain is supposed to happen in the direction of the maximum principal stress, but tensile strain happens in the direction of the minimum principal stress. Moreover, as the intermediate principal stress is not too high, the corresponding strain can also be tensile. If the brittle rock is assumed as linear elastic in the prefailure stage, a new strength criterion based on the sum of the two tensile strains was presented. The new criterion considers the differences in mechanical parameters (i.e., elastic modulus and Poisson’s ratio) under tension and compression. The parameters of the criterion only include Poisson’s ratio and uniaxial strength. And the effect of the intermediate principal stressσ2can be reflected. Certain featured failure phenomenon of rock material can be explained well by the proposed criterion. The results of conventional and true triaxial tests can verify the criterion well. Finally, the criterion is compared with the Mohr–Coulomb and Drucker–Prager criteria.

Copyright: © Aizhong Lu et al.

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