Development of a Self-balanced Rock True Triaxial Compression Instrument
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 9-16
Received: Dec. 25, 2018;
Published: Mar. 8, 2019
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Tang Yanchun, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
Wang Yue, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
Liu Ruilong, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
Zhou Hui, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
Mao Qingfeng, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
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Based on the analysis of the structure and the performance of similar instruments at home and abroad, a Self-balanced Rock True Triaxial Compression instrument (SRT) was developed. For SRT, complex stress realization, based on three-dimensional stress alone control and change; and the self-balanced structure is adopted on the basis of frame design, which makes the instrument simple and compact; design of lateral composite press plate with embedded rolling roller, the influence of test results on the effect of friction on the side end surface of the specimen under lateral stress constraint can be eliminate effectiveness; The design scheme of transverse double sliding rod is adopted, its validity can be designed by horizontal alignment, and the problem of eccentric compression of specimen can be partly alleviated in horizontal direction. By changing the alkali of the mothed triaxial chamber, both true triaxial and conventional triaxial compression can be tested. Test results of true triaxial and conventional compression of rocks with different lithology were carried out by SRT. The results, such as the deformation and failure characteristics of rock strength in complex stress conditions, have been obtained by SRT, which indicates that the design of SRT is feasible and feasible. The development of this instrument can promote the further development of Chinese rock triaxial testing machine.
True Triaxial, Instrument Design, Self-balanced
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Development of a Self-balanced Rock True Triaxial Compression Instrument, American Journal of Civil Engineering.
Vol. 7, No. 1,
2019, pp. 9-16.
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