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Rock Mechanics pp 131-169 | Cite as

Rock Anisotropy

Theory and Laboratory Testing
  • G. Barla
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 165)

Summary

Rock is frequently treated as a linearly elastic, homogeneous and isotropic medium. However, this particular behavior provides only limited insight into the true character of stresses and deformations within a rock mass.

A well-known behavior pattern which is of considerable interest in many engineering applications is the rock anisotropy. Significant errors can be introduced in stress and deformation analyses by assuming anisotropic rocks to be isotropic.

Many Authors have given careful attention to this problem. It is the purpose of the two lectures to describe some of the efforts made in recent years as confined to anisotropic rocks.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Isotropic Material Rock Mechanics Isotropic Medium Uniaxial Compression Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Barla
    • 1
  1. 1.Studio Geodetico ItalianoItaly

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