Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 892–898 | Cite as

Physical simulation and theoretical estimate of gravity-induced horizontal stress in rocks



Gravity-induced horizontal stress in rocks is assessed in the framework of physical simulation using a flexible thin-walled cylinder. Compression of loose geo-materials changes diameter of the cylinder, which allows estimating horizontal stress. The observed dependences with various compacted geo-materials are then theoretically approximated based on characteristics of porosity, rock deformation modulus and Poisson’s ratio. The obtained relations are applicable to estimation of gravity-induced horizontal stress in an intact rock mass.


Horizontal stress gravity consolidating rocks porosity deformation modulus Poisson’s ratio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mining Institute, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesPermRussia
  2. 2.Perm National Research Polytechnic UniversityPermRussia

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