Effects of grain scale heterogeneity on rock strength and the chipping process

Marlène C. Villeneuve, Mark S. Diederichs, Peter K. Kaiser

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-647
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Geomechanics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Brazilian tensile strength
  • Chipping
  • Compressive strength
  • Fracture behavior
  • Geological characteristics
  • Heterogeneity
  • Numerical modeling
  • Tunnel-boring machine excavation

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