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Anisotropic Shear Strength of Artificially Fractured Rock Joints Under Low Normal Stress (낮은 수직응력 하에서 인공 절리면의 전단 이방성에 관한 연구)

  • 곽정열;이상은;임한욱
    • Tunnel and Underground Space
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.169-179
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    • 2003
  • Anisotropic shear strength of rock joints is studied based on the artificially fractured specimens using experimental and analytical methods. Series of direct shear tests are performed to obtain the strength, stiffness and friction angle of joints under various low normal stresses and shearing directions. The results of shear strength and stiffness show anisotropic value according to shearing direction under low normal stress specially less than 2.45 MPa. But, the effect of joint roughness on strength decreases with increasing normal stress. To estimate more effectively the peak shear strength under low normal stress, the modified Barton's equation is suggested.