1st Edition

True Triaxial Testing of Rocks

ISBN 9781138075931
Published April 20, 2017 by CRC Press
384 Pages 240 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission, and elastic wave velocity; (iii) constitutive laws and failure criteria; and (iv) applications to geoengineering and geosciences.

Recent developments in the field of true triaxial testing of rocks are presented, as well as a thorough review of the most important achievements in the whole history of true triaxial testing of rocks.

Almost all researchers from around the world engaged in the true triaxial testing of rocks over the last three decades have contributed to this work. The authors originate from different branches of geoengineering and geosciences, including civil engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, mining engineering, petroleum engineering, seismology, and tectonophysics.


Table of Contents

True Triaxial Testing Techniques and Procedures

True-triaxial testing techniques of rocks – State of the art and future perspectives
X. Li, L. Shi, B. Bai, Q. Li, D. Xu, and X. Feng

Numerical analysis of loading boundary effects in Mogi-type true triaxial tests
L. Shi, X. Li, B. Bai, Q. Li, and X. Feng

Design and development of integrated true triaxial rock testing system
L. Lombos, D.W. Roberts, and M.S. King

The FPMs (UMons-Belgium) device for investigating the mechanical behavior of materials subjected to true triaxial compression
J.-P. Tshibangu and F. Descamps

Study of the failure and deformability of jointed rock masses using large rock block specimens
K. Suzuki

The hollow cylinder test as an alternative to true triaxial loading of prismatic rock specimens
C. Dinis da Gama

Design and fabrication of a low cost true triaxial cell for testing multiple size specimens
A.K. Schwartzkopff, S. Priest, N. Melkoumian, and J.A. Egudo

Test Results: Strength, Deformability, Failure Mode, Permeability, Acoustic Emission, Elastic Wave Velocity, …

Mechanical behavior of rocks under true triaxial compression conditions – A review
M. Kwaśniewski

How I developed a true triaxial rock testing machine
K. Mogi

True triaxial testing reveals hitherto unknown rock mechanical properties
B. Haimson

Imaging the effect of the intermediate principal stress on strength, deformation and transport properties of rocks using seismic methods
R.P. Young, M.H.B. Nasseri, and L. Lombos

Mechanical characteristics of rock salt determined using the Absolute Triaxial Testing (ATT) machine
S. Sakurai and S. Serata

Seismic wave velocity anisotropy in Westerly granite under a true triaxial compression test
M. Takahashi

Deformation and strength characteristics of Kimachi sandstone under confined compression and extension test conditions
N. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, H. Park, Y. Fujii, and T. Takemura

Failure Mechanism and Failure Criteria

Estimating the parameters for a three-dimensional failure criterion for rocks from a single test
P.V. Lade

A new failure criterion for transversely isotropic rocks and its validation against true triaxial tests
J. Pei and H.H. Einstein

Stress path dependency of failure mechanism from the viewpoint of dilatant behavior
T. Takemura, K. Suzuki, A. Golshani, and M. Takahashi

Weakness plane model to simulate effects of stress states on rock strengths
Y. Fujii

Applications to Geoengineering and Geosciences

A modified true triaxial test system that allows a specimen to be unloaded on one surface
M.C. He, X.N. Jia, W.L. Gong, G.J. Liu, and F. Zhao

Seismic quiescence and foreshock activity preceding the 2007 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki earthquake (M6.8) in Japan
K. Mogi

Stress state effect on the mechanical behavior of coals under true triaxial compression conditions
A.D. Alexeev, V.N. Revva, and A.V. Molodetski

Experimental study of wellbore deformation in a deep claystone formation
Y. Lu, M. Chen, Y. Jin, P. Yang, Z. Xie, J. Yuan, and K. Fan

Triaxial loading system as a tool for solving geotechnical problems of oil and gas production
V. Karev and Yu. Kovalenko

A true triaxial stress cell (TTSC) used for simulations of real field operations in the lab
V. Rasouli


Fractographical analysis of the failure surfaces from triaxial extension tests on Kimachi sandstone
Y. Fujii , N. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, T. Takemura, and H. Park

Energy conversion and damage evolution of rocks under cyclic loading conditions
R.D. Peng, Y. Ju, H. Xie, and L.Y. Li

Superbrittle failure regime of rocks at conventional triaxial compression
B. Tarasov

Depth-dependent mechanical parameters of basalt: an experimental study
H.W. Zhou, J.P. Zuo, D.J. Xue, H. Xie, and J.F. Liu

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Dr hab. Eng. Marek Kwaśniewski is Professor of Rock Mechanics and Mining Geomechanics and Head of Rock Mechanics Research Group at the Faculty of Mining and Geology, the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, a Guest-Professor at the China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing, and a Visiting Professor at Qingdao Technological University. He holds an M. Eng. degree in Mining Engineering and a Dr. techn. Sc. degree from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland, and a Dr. hab. techn. Sc. degree from the Silesian University of Technology. His primary research interests are the behavior of rocks under general triaxial stress conditions and the precursors of brittle failure of rocks. His industry-related activities include leadership positions in numerous national and international R&D projects on various aspects of strata control in underground mines, including the stability of mine workings, rockburst hazard and ground subsidence problems. 

He is a member of several scientific and professional societies, including the International Bureau of Strata Mechanics (he served as Secretary-General of the IBSM from 1973 to 1988), the International Society for Rock Mechanics (he presided over the ISRM Commission on Education from 1993 to 2002), and the American Geophysical Union. He co-founded the Polish Society of Rock Mechanics in 1993 and has been serving as the President of this Society since 2007. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Geomechanics Research Series from CRC Press/Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group (formerly A. A. Balkema Publishers) since 1987 and a member of the editorial boards of Archives of Mining Sciences (since 1999) and Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering (since 2009). He has lectured extensively at rock mechanics symposia and congresses all over the world and taught at many universities in China, France, Japan, Portugal, and Sweden. He has published more than two hundred research papers and several monographs on rock mechanics and strata control in mines.