This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission, and elastic wave velocity; (iii) constitutiv

part |2 pages

Section 1: True triaxial testing techniques and procedures

chapter 1|16 pages

True-triaxial testing techniques for rocks—State of the art and future perspectives

ByX. Li, L. Shi, B. Bai, Q. Li, D. Xu & X. Feng

chapter 2|16 pages

Numerical analysis of loading boundary effects in Mogi-type true triaxial tests

ByL. Shi, X. Li, B. Bai, Q. Li & X. Feng

chapter 3|16 pages

Design and development of integrated true triaxial rock testing system

ByL. Lombos, D.W. Roberts & M.S. King

chapter 7|14 pages

Design and fabrication of a low cost true triaxial cell for testing multiple size specimens

ByA.K. Schwartzkopff, S. Priest, N. Melkoumian & J.A. Egudo

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Section 2: Test results: Strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission, elastic wave velocity, …

chapter 9|20 pages

How I developed a true triaxial rock testing machine

ByK. Mogi

chapter 14|8 pages

Deformation and strength characteristics of Kimachi sandstone under confined compression and extension test conditions

ByN. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, H. Park, Y. Fujii & T. Takemura

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Section 3: Failure mechanisms and failure criteria

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Section 4: Applications to geoengineering and geosciences

chapter 19|16 pages

A modified true triaxial test system that allows a specimen to be unloaded on one surface

ByM.C. He, X.N. Jia, W.L. Gong, G.J. Liu & F. Zhao

chapter 21|12 pages

Stress state effect on the mechanical behavior of coals under true triaxial compression conditions

ByA.D. Alexeev, V.N. Revva & A.V. Molodetski

chapter 22|8 pages

Experimental study of wellbore deformation in a deep claystone formation

ByY. Lu, M. Chen, Y. Jin, P. Yang, Z. Xie, J. Yuan & K. Fan

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Section 5: Miscellaneous

chapter 25|8 pages

Fractographical analysis of the failure surfaces from triaxial extension tests on Kimachi sandstone

ByY. Fujii, N. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, T. Takemura & H. Park

chapter 26|12 pages

Energy conversion and damage evolution of rocks under cyclic loading conditions

ByR.D. Peng, Y. Ju, H. Xie & L.Y. Li

chapter 28|13 pages

Depth-dependent mechanical parameters of basalt: An experimental study

ByH.W. Zhou, J.P. Zuo, D.J. Xue, H. Xie & J.F. Liu