Effect of void ratio to the strength parameters of sedimentary rocks

Haryati, Awang and Song, Ki Il and Rini Asnida, Abdullah (2019) Effect of void ratio to the strength parameters of sedimentary rocks. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, 68. pp. 147-150. ISSN 0126-6187. (Published)

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This paper is to study the influence of void ratio on the compressive and shear strength of sedimentary rocks at different degree of weathering. As void ratio is related to porosity therefore the present of void ratio should influence the mechanical properties of the porous sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and limestone. In order to determine the microstructures including pores and cracks of the samples, sandstone and limestone from different weathering grades were analyzed using photomicrograph analysis method. From the image of photomicrograph, the void ratio of the sample was calculated using image processing technique. The uniaxial compression and triaxial tests were carried out to determine the compressive and shear strength of the same samples by using GCTS Testing System. Results for void ratio, compressive and shear strength of the four different weathering grades of rocks were correlated to see the trend of relationships between the void ratio and the mechanical properties. In relation to weathering grades, the void ratio of the sedimentary rocks increases as the degree of weathering increases. The results also show that the void ratio and mechanical properties of sandstone are closely related. With the increase of void ratio, the compressive strength and shear strength decrease.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Void ratio; Degree of weathering; Finite element; Compressive strength; Shear strength
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 07:12
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 07:12
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/27858
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