• Electrical impedance spectroscopy measurements to estimate the uniaxial compressive strength of a fault breccia

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      Fault breccia; uniaxial compressive strength; electrical resistivity.

    • Abstract


      Fault breccias are usually not suitable for preparing smooth specimens or else the preparation of such specimens is tedious, time consuming and expensive. To develop a predictive model for the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of a fault breccia from electrical resistivity values obtained from the electrical impedance spectroscopy measurements, twenty-four samples of a fault breccia were tested in the laboratory. The UCS values were correlated with corresponding resistivity values and a strong correlation between them could not be found. However, a strong correlation was found for the samples having volumetric block proportion (VBP) of 25–75%. In addition, it was seen that VBP strongly correlated with resistivity. It was concluded that the UCS of the tested breccia can be estimated from resistivity for the samples having VBP of 25–75%.

    • Author Affiliations


      Sair Kahraman1 Michael Alber2

      1. Mining Engineering Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
      2. Ruhr-University, Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, 44780 Bochum, Germany
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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