Determination of mechanical properties of rocks using simple methods


KILIÇ A. , Teymen A.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, pp.237-244, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-008-0128-3
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-244

Abstract

Statistical equations have been determined for estimating the mechanical properties of rocks using non-destructive and indirect test methods. Nineteen different rock types were tested to obtain the relationships between Shore hardness, point load index, sound velocity, Schmidt hardness and porosity and uniaxial compressive strength, indirect tensile strength and abrasion resistance. Results of regression analyses showed satisfactory correlations.