Effects of shearing direction on shear behaviour of rock joints

Mirzaghorbanali, Ali ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7967-9233 and Rasekh, Haleh and Aziz, Naj and Nemcik, Jan (2014) Effects of shearing direction on shear behaviour of rock joints. In: 2014 Coal Operators' Conference, 12-14 Feb 2014, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.


Effects of shearing direction on shear behaviour of rock joints were studied. Artificial triangular asperities with initial asperity angles of 9.5° (Type I) and 18.5° (Type II), inclined at 0°, 30°, and 60° from the direction perpendicular to the shearing movement were cast using high strength gypsum plaster. Samples were tested at different initial normal stress ranging from 0.56 MPa to 2.4 MPa under constant normal stiffness of 8 kN/mm. The measured data were analysed and accompanied by a mathematical model to describe the effects of shearing direction on shear strength of rock joints. The proposed model simulated reasonably the reduction in the shear strength of rock joints with increase in the angle of shearing direction.

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Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 02:48
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 00:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: shear direction; rock joints
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36338

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