Dynamic uniaxial compression tests on a granite

J. Zhao, H. B. Li, M. B. Wu, T. J. Li

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Dynamic uniaxial compression tests for the Bukit Timah granite in Singapore were conducted at four loading rates (100, 101, 103 and 105 MPa/s). It was found that the compressive strength increases from 205 MPa to 235 MPa with loading rate increasing from 100 to 105 MPa/s. Evidence also indicates that there are small changes in the Young's modulus and the Poisson's ratio of the granite with the loading rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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