chapter  40
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Mechanical Anisotropy of Granites: Evidence from Comparative Experimental Study and Fabric Analysis

ByR. Přikryl, Z. Pros, T. Lokajıček

The experimental study of mechanical properties of granites proved remarkable anisotropy. The anisotropy of apparently isotropic rocks is explained by the preferred orientation of rock fabric elements. The magnitude of mechanical anisotropy fairly correlates with the symmetry and magnitude of rock fabric.