Moisture effects and the mechanical response of granite beams

Joseph F Labuz, D. J. Berger

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Abstract

The load-displacement response (stiffness) of Charcoal granite beams is shown to increase by as much as 15% with drying of the rock. This behavior may be associated with the expansion of granite upon wetting. Because the modulus of Charcoal granite is about 20% larger in compression than in tension, it is claimed that the tensile prestrain due to moisture softens the response of the beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1990
Editors Hustrulid, Johnson
PublisherAmerican Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
Pages605-611
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9061911230, 9789061911234
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Event31st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1990 - Golden, United States
Duration: Jun 18 1990Jun 20 1990

Publication series

Name31st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1990

Other

Other31st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1990
CountryUnited States
CityGolden
Period6/18/906/20/90

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