Comparison of rock tests

Authored by: Yanrong Li

Handbook of Geotechnical Testing

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367340643
eBook ISBN: 9780429323744
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This chapter analyzes and compares rock tests in Chinese Standard (GB), American Standard (ASTM) and ISRM suggested methods (International Society of Rock Mechanics). This chapter covers both physical and mechanical tests of rocks. The physical tests include moisture test, water absorption, density, particle density, freezing-thawing, expansion and disintegration. Mechanical tests consist of acoustic wave, Brazilian splitting, uniaxial compression, triaxial compression, direct shear of structural plane, point load and rebound tests.

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