Geotechnical & Geological Engineering

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 269–272 | Cite as

Correlation between point load index and compressive strength for quartzite rocks

  • V. K. Singh
  • D. P. Singh
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The relationship of the point load test with uniaxial compressive strength was examined using quartzite rocks to substantiate the existing correlations.


Point load text compressive strength quartzite rocks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Singh
    • 1
  • D. P. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Slope Stability DivisionCentral Mining Research StationDhanbadIndia
  2. 2.Rock Mechanics Division, Department of Mining Engineering, Institute of TechnologyBanaras Hindu University, UPIndia

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