Hydro-mechanical coupling of rock joints during normal and shear loading

Authored by: M. Sharifzadeh , S.A. Mehrishal , Y. Mitani , T. Esaki

Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138027633
eBook ISBN: 9781315364223
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Several Hydro-Mechanical coupling tests were conducted on artificial granitic joint samples at Kyushu University in Japan. The experiments consist of three major stages: first, joint geometrical properties were determined. Then, hydro-mechanical properties of rock joints were investigated under normal and shear modes. Finally, hydro-mechanical coupling properties of rock joint were modeled and compared with experimental results.

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