Accession Number : AD0777768

Title :   A Systematic Determination of Engineering Criteria for Rock.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s) : Aufmuth,Raymond E.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This Systematic Determination of Engineering Criteria for Rock was developed to provide a language which presents the engineering characteristics of a particular rock in a brief, concise and relevant manner. The system combines the lithology and the mechanical properties of the intact rock to make the information more meaningful and useful to engineers and contractors. Data was obtained and accurately determined from field index tests performed at the borehole sites. Examples of the use of the proposed criteria are illustrated by use of previously published data and from field information. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Rock mechanics, *Engineering geology, Test methods, Classification, Indexes(Ratios), Tables(Data), Tensile strength, Elastic properties, Hardness, Compressive properties, Shear properties

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE