Accession Number : AD0769776

Title :   Static Deformation of Rocks to 20 KB Confining Pressure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 71-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Brace,W. F.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Unsupported vessels capable of operation at 20 kb confining pressure were made. Seals, strain gauges, and jacketing of low porosity rocks worked successfully. Measurements of hydrostatic compression to 20 kb were begun, and data on calcite rocks is given. Attempts to measure compression of Mixed Company sandstone in the 20 kb system were hampered by sample preparation.

Descriptors :   (*Pressure vessels, Triaxial stresses), (*Rock mechanics, Triaxial stresses), Test equipment, Calcite, Performance(Engineering), Sandstone

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE