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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 11, Number 3, September 2016, pages 373-383

Fracture of rock affected by chemical erosion environment
W. Gao and M.M. Ge

    As one natural material, the physical and mechanical properties of rock will be affected very largely by chemical erosion environment. Under chemical environment, the strength of rock will be reduced. Considering the effect of the chemical erosion, fracture factor of rock is reduced. The damage variable is applied to express the change of fracture stress. Therefore, the fracture criterion of rock under chemical environment is constructed. By one experiment of rock fracture under chemical erosion environment, the proposed fracture criterion is verified. The results show that, the fracture path by theory is agree with the testing one well.
Key Words
    chemical erosion; environment effect; fracture; rock; crack
Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Geomechanics and Embankment Engineering, College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, P.R. China.

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