Masters Theses

Abstract

"The effect of moisture on the strength characteristics of rock materials has been neglected in the study of rock mechanics. This study was undertaken to determine if there was any effect on the compressive and the tensile strength of rock by varying the moisture content from an oven-dried to a saturated condition.
It was found, by testing eight different rock materials that the compressive strength per unit area decreased with an increasing moisture content. The tensile strengths per unit area, with the exception of the quartzite and the porphyry samples, also decreased with an increase in moisture content. The tensile strength per unit area of the porphyry and quartzite increased with an increase in moisture content. It was also found that the graphs of strength versus moisture content generally followed a log-log relationship"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Scott, James J.

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Spokes, Ernest M., 1916-1995
Fry, Thomas S.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

xii, 121 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-91).

Rights

© 1966 Richard A. Martin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rock mechanics -- Mathematical models
Rocks -- Fracture -- Mathematical models
Strains and stresses -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 1871

Print OCLC #

5973526

Electronic OCLC #

896723187

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