ERAMCA Project Reference: 609574-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Intact rock Strength

Due to their disposition, most rocks of sedimentary origin which occur in the upper layers of the earth’s crust exhibit some degree of anisotropy when subjected to stress. Since the deformation and fracture of these rocks is of importance to engineers concerned with the design of shallow mining excavations or of foundations for civil engineering structures, it is obvious that research into the effects of anisotropy on rock behaviour is necessary.