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Failure of Castlegate Sandstone Under True Triaxial Loading

  • Mathew D. IngrahamEmail author
  • Kathleen A. Issen
  • David J. Holcomb
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG, volume 11)

Abstract

A test series designed to investigate and quantify the effect of the intermediate principal stress on the failure of Castlegate sandstone was completed. Using parallelepiped specimens and a true triaxial testing system, constant mean stress tests were conducted. Stress states ranged from axisymmetric compression to axisymmetric extension. Results suggest a possible failure dependence on the third invariant of deviatoric stress at lower mean stresses.

Keywords

Sandstone True triaxial compression Failure Third stress invariant Deformation band 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0711346 to Clarkson University.

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04–94AL85000.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathew D. Ingraham
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kathleen A. Issen
    • 1
  • David J. Holcomb
    • 2
  1. 1.Clarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  2. 2.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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