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Title: Anisotropic strength and deformational behavior of Himalayan schists
Authors: Nasseri, M H B
Rao, K S
Ramamurthy, T
Keywords: Anisotropy
Failure criteria
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Scieces, 40(1), 3-23
Abstract: Anisotropy, which is characteristic of metamorphic rocks such as schists, is due to a process of metamorphic differentiation. Preferred orientation of minerals like mica and chlorite in response to tectonic stresses makes schistose rocks foliated. As a result their engineering properties vary with the direction of loading. The influence of transverse anisotropy on strength and deformational responses of four schistose rocks obtained from the foundation of two underground powerhouse sites in the Himalayas has been critically examined. Specimens at different orientation (β) of the foliations varying from 0° to 90° with respect to the axial stress (σ1) in the unconfined state and also in the confined states up to 100 MPa of confining pressure were tested to evaluate the applicability of the non-linear strength criterion for the prediction of triaxial compressive strength and modulus. Based on the analysis of large experimental results it has been possible to predict strength and modulus with minimum pre-evaluation experimental data, i.e. only with three uniaxial compressive strength tests at 0°, 30° and 90° and two triaxial compression tests conducted at convenient confining pressures at β=90°orientation. Predicted non-linear stress–strain curves, using predicted values of strength and modulus have been found to match well with the experimental stress–strain curves even at higher confining pressures.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1120
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