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Title: Method and apparatus for determining tensile strength

Abstract

A method and apparatus is described for determining the statistical distribution of apparent tensile strength of rock, the size effect with respect to tensile strength, as well as apparent deformation modulus of both intact and fractured or jointed rock. The method is carried out by inserting a plug of deformable material, such as rubber, in an opening of a specimen to be tested. The deformable material is loaded by an upper and lower platen until the specimen ruptures, whereafter the tensile strength is calculated based on the parameters of the test specimen and apparatus.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6168850
Application Number:
ON: DE83010490
Assignee:
ERA-08-030604; EDB-83-088728
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; ROCKS; TENSILE PROPERTIES; MEASURING METHODS; DESIGN; EQUIPMENT; RUBBERS; ELASTOMERS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; POLYMERS; 580300* - Mineralogy, Petrology, & Rock Mechanics- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Ratigan, J.L. Method and apparatus for determining tensile strength. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Ratigan, J.L. Method and apparatus for determining tensile strength. United States.
Ratigan, J.L. Fri . "Method and apparatus for determining tensile strength". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus is described for determining the statistical distribution of apparent tensile strength of rock, the size effect with respect to tensile strength, as well as apparent deformation modulus of both intact and fractured or jointed rock. The method is carried out by inserting a plug of deformable material, such as rubber, in an opening of a specimen to be tested. The deformable material is loaded by an upper and lower platen until the specimen ruptures, whereafter the tensile strength is calculated based on the parameters of the test specimen and apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
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