This paper presents the results of preliminary experiments that were carried out with the Rock Strength Device (RSD), to investigate the feasibility of determining rock strength parameters from cutting tests. The approach used to determine the strength parameters of the rocks with the RSD is novel. It is based on an interpretation of the forces required to "scratch" a rock. This approach has many advantages over the conventional method for measuring strength parameters: Low cost and portability of the RSD, operational simplicity and rapidity of measurement, ability to make many measurements, ability to provide a log of strength from cores, and relatively non-destructive testing of the rock core.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARM 1996|
|Editors||Hassani, Mitri, Aubertin|
|Publisher||American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)|
|Number of pages||7|
|ISBN (Print)||905410838X, 9789054108382|
|State||Published - 1996|
|Event||2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARM 1996 - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: Jun 19 1996 → Jun 21 1996
|Name||2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARM 1996|
|Other||2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARM 1996|
|Period||6/19/96 → 6/21/96|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding for the researcho n the use of cutting tests to determine rock strength parameters and and for the development of the Rock Strength Device has been provided by the Blandi Foundation, Sota- Tec Fund (USA), Security DBS (Belgium), Elf-Aquitainea nd Total (France).S upportf rom these organizationsi s gratefully acknowledged.T he au- thors would also like to thank Paul Defourny, Bob Delwiche and Dominique Fourmaintraux for their help in initiating this research project and for the benefits of many useful discussions.
© 1996 Balkema.