Journal Published Online: 01 June 1994
Volume 17, Issue 2

Deformability of Rock-Like Materials Using a Sharp Cone Test



This paper presents a new idea for a field testing technique, the sharp cone test (SCT), for the determination of certain deformability parameters of rock-like materials. The test is described, and the theoretical background required for its interpretation is given. The influence of the interpretation model hypotheses is assessed by a finite element analysis. The results of sharp cone tests in materials of known linear elastic and viscoelastic behaviors are presented to validate the interpretation model.

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Leite, MH
Department of Mineral Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal
Ladanyi, B
Department of Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal
Gill, DE
Department of Mineral Engineering, École Polytechnique, Montréal
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Stock #: GTJ10091J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10091J