Shear strength and hugoniot elastic limit (HEL) of rock materials under shock loading

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Plate impact experiments have been conducted on one fine-grained metamorphic rock, Carrara marble and one coarse-grained igneous rock, South Africa Gabbro. Embedded manganin stress gauges (i.e. longitudinal and lateral gauges) are used for the measurements of shock stresses. Shear strength are obtained by the difference of the longitudinal stress and lateral stress. Results suggest that rock materials are deforming in the inelastic manner and Hugoniot Elastic Limit (HEL) is deduced. Experimental results are compared and contrasted to the existing data for other geological materials. The detailed expWerimental procedures used to make measurements are to great extent standard methods when determining mechanical properties and deformation fields at high pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRock Dynamics
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Engineering - 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, ROCDYN 2016
EditorsQianbing Zhang, Jian Zhao, Haibo Li, Jianchun Li
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138029538
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn) 2016 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016
Conference number: 2nd


SeminarInternational Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn) 2016
Abbreviated titleRocDyn 2016
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