The Influence of State of Stress on the Stress-Strain Behavior of Rocks

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S. R. Swanson, W. S. Brown

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

J. Basic Eng 94(1), 238-242 (Mar 01, 1972) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425375 History: Received June 30, 1971; Online October 27, 2010


An experimental investigation of the stress-strain behavior of several rocks is described. The stress-strain response of the rocks tested is seen to be quite complicated, exhibiting a number of inelastic effects even in rocks considered brittle under pressure. The inelasticity is manifested in permanent set and hysteresis on unloading and volume changes produced by shearing stresses.

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