Rock brittleness indices introduced in the literature as a function of different combination of uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), Brazilian tensile strength (BTS) and density (D) are evaluated to estimate the CAI of rocks herein. For this aim, 80 tunnel cases all around the world were examined to obtain the raw data; then the data set was established. The dataset includes UCS, BTS, Density (D), and brittleness index (B0) and the CAI of rocks. Further, the brittleness indices; B1 (the ratio of UCS to BTS), B2 (the ratio of UCS minus BTS) and B3 (square root of the UCS multiply BTS divided by two) and also B4 and B5 (as a function of UCS, BTS and D) were computed and recorded into the dataset. Then, several alternative linear and non-linear regressions are conducted to obtain the relations between CAI and relevant rock brittleness indices. It is found that the brittleness indices B1, B2 and B4 are not good enough to estimate the CAI; however, B3 and B5 showed that the CAI can be estimated as a function of rock brittleness with correlation coefficient (r) of 0.78 and 0.69 respectively.
|Title of host publication||American Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics Symposium-ARMA2020|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||54th American Association of Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics Symposium - United States, Colorado, United States|
Duration: Jun 28 2020 → Jul 1 2020
|Conference||54th American Association of Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics Symposium|
|Period||6/28/20 → 7/1/20|