A Thousand-ton Capacity Stiff Testing Machine.
Horino-FG; Brady-BT; Duvall-WI; Hooker-VE
NTIS: PB 209 538 :19 pages
This report presents the theory and design of a stiff loading machine used by the Bureau of Mines. The machine incorporates three high-strength steel columns as the restraining member in parallel with the specimen. The theory presented gives the basis of design and the dimensions of component parts of the machine. Laboratory verification of the theoretical stiffness is described using three different setups involving a hydraulic jack and spacers and confirms the stiffness calculations to within 1 percent. Experimental techniques, testing procedures, and special equipment designed for determining the complete stress-strain behavior of nx cores of both hard and soft rock are described. Typical test data are presented as force-displacement curves for two rock types, a marble and a granite.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 209 538