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Shear Strength of Rockfill

Shear Strength of Rockfill A practical method for estimating the shear strength of rockfill is developed The peak drained friction angle π prime is found to be closely related to that of rock joints In both cases the values of π prime are dependent on sample size, stress level, surface roughness, and on the uniaxial compression strength of the rock...

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Breccia Sedimentary Rock

What is Breccia? Breccia is a term most often used for clastic sedimentary rocks that are composed of large angular fragments over two millimeters in diameter The spaces between the large angular fragments are filled with a matrix of smaller particles and a mineral cement that binds the rock together...

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Pillar Strength and Design Methodology for Stone Mines

average strength of the various formations and are shown in table 1 It can be seen that there is considerable variation in the intact rock strength of the stone being mined It was found that the RMR varied between 65 and 85 out of a possible 100, which indicates the relatively good rock mass conditions found in these min...

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Support for very weak rock associated with faults and ,

Hoek - Support for very weak rock associated with faults and shear zones Page 6 of 20 An approximate relationship between the ratio of rock mass strength s cm to laboratory rock strength s ci and the value of GSI is given by GSI cm ci e s = 0019s 005 1 As an example of the application of the information presented above, consider a rock ....

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Crushed vs Round aggregate in concrete

Feb 03, 2012 0183 32 The bond between cement paste and a given aggregate generally increases as particles change from smooth and rounded to rough and angular This increase in bond is a consideration in selecting aggregates for concrete where flexural strength is important or where high compressive strength is needed...

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Geotechnical Engineering Slope Stability

pore air accompanied by local expansion and strength decrease The slaking or sudden disintegration of hard shales, claystones, and siltstones results from this mechanism If placed as rock fill, these materials will tend to disintegrate into a clay soil if water is allowed to percolate through the fill This transformation from rock to...

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Soil Classification

Type B means i Cohesive soil with an unconfined compressive strength greater than 05 tsf 48 kPa but less than 15 tsf 144 kPa or ii Granular cohesionless soils including angular gravel similar to crushed rock , silt, silt loam, sandy loam and, in some cases, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam...

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Excavation Definitions

Cohesive soil with an unconfined compressive strength greater than 05 tsf 48 kPa but less than 15 tsf 144 kPa or Granular cohesionless soils including angular gravel similar to crushed rock , silt, silt loam, sandy loam and, in some cases, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam...

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Angle of Friction

Soil friction angle is a shear strength parameter of soils Its definition is derived from the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion and it is used to describe the friction shear resistance of soils together with the normal effective stress...

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Compressive strength of rocks

strength is the most commonly measured strength parameter and this is also true of rock specimens For the uniaxial or unconfined compressive strength test a right circular cylinder of the material is compressed between the platens of a testing machine as illustrated in Fig 81 The...

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Pillar Strength in Underground Stone Mines in the United ,

Pillar strength in underground stone mines in the United States GS Esterhuizen n, n , variation in the intact rock strength of the stone formations being mined, the average strength ranging from 44 MPa for the weakest , Fig 1 Example of a pillar that is bisected by a large angular discontinuity...

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31 37 19 Grouted Riprap, Boulders, and Retaining Walls

and grouted rock retaining walls constructed at the location s shown on the DRAWINGS 102 RELATED SECTIONS , All grout shall have a minimum 28-day compressive strength equal to 3,200 psi b One cubic yard of grout shall contain a minimum of six 6 sacks of Type II Portland cement...

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Classification of Aggregates Based on Size and Shape ,

The angular aggregates consist well defined edges formed at the intersection of roughly planar surfaces and these are obtained by crushing the rocks Angular aggregates result maximum percentage of voids 38-45 hence gives less workability They give 10-20 more compressive strength due to development of stronger aggregate-mortar bond...

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The Effect of Aggregate Properties on Concrete

The compressive aggregate strength is an important factor in the selection of aggregate When determining the strength of normal concrete, most concrete aggregates are several times stronger than the other components in concrete and therefore not a factor in the strength of normal strength concrete , Crushed stone produces much more angular ....

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Some Useful Numbers

Some Useful Numbers on the Engineering Properties of Materials Geologic and Otherwise GEOL 615 Coefficient of sliding friction For most rocks, varies between 08 and 05 A value of 060 would be a good number for general use Glass on glass 04 Rubber on concrete 075 Steel on steel 055 Angle of internal friction Rock 30...

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Rock Sizing for Drainage Channels

Rock size is primarily dependent on flow velocity V , rock shape round or angular , and rock density s r The establishment of vegetation over the rocks can improve the aesthetics, but can significantly change the hydraulic roughness and therefore the flow capacity 2 Sizing of rock used in lining of drainage channels...

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SAFE BEARING CAPACITY VALUES OF DIFFERENT SOILS ROCKS ,

Sep 22, 2015 0183 32 Values of Safe Bearing Capacity The safe bearing capacity of soil should be determined on the basis of soil test data or by performing some field test such as Standard penetration test or Plate load test etc However, in the absence of soil test data, the ,...

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Geology Exam 3 Flashcards Quizlet

List 3 types of geologic or rock structures that tend to reduce the shear strength of rock materials on slop , angular rock fragments that accumulate at the base of a cliff or steep slope due to frost wedging along the cliff face and subsequent mass wasting processes, such as rock falls , Geology Exam 3 48 Terms hannah_pass1 ESSC 101 ....

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Glossary of geology

This glossary of geology is a list of definitions of terms and concepts relevant to geology, its sub-disciplines, and related fields , An indurated rock built of large angular rock fragments embedded in an ashy matrix and resulting from explosive volcanic activity Occurs typically in volcanic vents...

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PDF SHEAR STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF A ROCKFILL ,

2 MATERIALS METHODOLOGY 21 Rockfill material The rounded, sub angular, angular crushed and coarse grained rockfill from the banks of Beas River were used as the base materials in the tests Rockfill was collected from Bharat Stone Crushing Co, Stone Crushers and Stone Metal Suppliers, Dalhousie Road, Pathankot-145001...

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Conglomerates and Breccias

A clastic rock made of particles larger than 2 mm in diameter is either a conglomerate or breccia A conglomerate has rounded clasts while a breccia has angular clasts Since water transport rapidly rounds large clasts, breccias normally indicate minimal transport They commonly form as rock-fall ....

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13 Flashcards Quizlet

16 _____ occurs when the stress created by the freezing of water into ice becomes greater than the cohesive strength of the rock containing it A frost heaving B frost creep C frost thrusting D frost wedging E frost action...

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Crushed Stone Grades A Complete Guide

Crushed stone is a basic material used in various capaciti It is a widely used raw asset in the construction industry The extraction of hard rock that is turned into various crushed stone grades is a great economic indicator Crushed stone is and will continue to be a very integral part of things we build...

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1983 Hoek Strength of jointed rock masses

Strength of jointed rock masses 2 Strength of jointed rock masses Evert Hoek, Golder Associates, Vancouver, Canada Synopsis Jointed rock masses comprise interlocking angular particles or blocks of hard brittle material separated by discontinuity surfaces which may or ,...

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WHETHER THE ANGULAR AGGREGATE OR ROUNDED AGGREGATE ,

Aug 19, 2014 0183 32 Which One Is Better For Concrete-Rounded or Angular Aggregate Angular aggregate are superior to rounded aggregate from the following two points of view Angular aggregate exhibit a better interlocking effect in concrete, which property makes it superior in concrete used for roads and pavements The total surface area of rough textured angular aggregate is more ,...

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Geology Final Physical Geology Lab Flash Cards Koofers

Angular Boulders Mass Wasting processes are classified according to the _____ All of the above T/F The free descent of detached individual rock pieces of any size is called fall True A slope built on angular rock fragments is called a n _____ Talus...

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CLASSIFICATION OF ROCKS AND DESCRIPTION OF ,

CLASSIFICATION OF ROCKS AND DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCK Introduction Uniformity of definitions, descriptors, and identification of rock units is important to maintain continuity in geologic logs, drawings, and reports from a project with multiple drilling sessions, different loggers and mappers...

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How are Different Rock Types Formed

Volcanic agglomerate, volcanic tuff, and volcanic ash are rocks made by the consolidation of fragments of volcanic rock, the pieces being large in agglomerate, smaller in tuff, and fine as dust in volcanic ash rock Breccia Breccia is a rock composed of angular pieces of rocks cemented together...

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TECHBRIEF Friction Angles of Open

the strength of aggregates are the direct shear DS and triaxial TX tests, with DS being the simplest and most regularly used test Based on the American Association of Testing Materials , both are angular, the weakest No 8 aggregate had flat, elongated particles while the strongest No 8 aggregate was not flat Therefore, the...

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HOW COARSE AGGREGATES AFFECT MIX DESIGN?

Strength of coarse aggregate Material strength of coarse aggregate is indicated by crushing strength of rock, aggregate crushing value, aggregate impact value, aggregate abrasion value In Maharashtra the coarse aggregates are made of basalt rock, which has strengths in excess of 100 N/mm2 Hence aggregates rarely fail in strength...

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