What is it about?

Simple method to determine the strength of rock in tension based on its strength in compression. During testing of rock samples, it is easy to test the sample for its compression strength, but harder to achieve that for tension. So this is a practical tool to estimate the strength ratio of rock in a variety of engineering construction projects.

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Why is it important?

The importance lies from the fact that practitioners use equations to determine the ratio between the tensile strength and compressive strength of rock. However, this presents a very quantitative method of determining the ratio and is sub-classified based on the rock formation.

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This page is a summary of: Novel Mechanical Classification Method of Rock Based on the Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Brazilian Disc Strength, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, January 2022, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-021-02759-7.
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