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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2014 Vol.15 No.4 P.282-290


Evolution laws of strength parameters of soft rock at the post-peak considering stiffness degradation*

Author(s):  Zeng-hui Zhao1,2, Wei-ming Wang3, Xin Gao3

Affiliation(s):  1. State Key Laboratory of Mining Disaster Prevention and Control Co-founded by Shandong Province and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   tgzyzzh@163.com

Key Words:  Soft rock, Strain softening, Stiffness degradation, Strength evolution, Evolution law

Zeng-hui Zhao, Wei-ming Wang, Xin Gao. Evolution laws of strength parameters of soft rock at the post-peak considering stiffness degradation[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2014, 15(4): 282-290.

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To evaluate the strength attenuation law of soft rock in the western mining area of China, we established an evolution model for the strength parameters of soft mudstone at the post-peak stage by employing a tri-linear strain softening model. In the model, a stiffness degradation coefficient ω and a softening modulus coefficient α were introduced to take into account the stiffness degradation, and the subsequent yield surfaces at post-peak stage were all assumed to meet the Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion. Furthermore, attenuation laws of stiffness and strength parameters of soft mudstone were analyzed according to an engineering case. Finally, the model’s accuracy was verified by comparison of results from numerical calculation and tri-axial compression tests. Results showed that the attenuation of the friction angle was dominated mainly by the instantaneous stress states and damage features, while the attenuation law of cohesion was also related to the plastic behavior. The degradation rates of strength parameters decreased with increasing confining pressure and the friction angle tended towards its initial value. Residual strengths were also enhanced with increasing confining pressure. The results indicate that the evolution model can accurately describe the strain softening behavior of soft rock.




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