The Hoek-Brown Brittle-Ductile Transition Analysis



With the increase of mining depth of coal resources, the mechanical behavior of deep rock is different from that of shallow rock. The mechanical behavior of rock shows the phenomenon of brittle-ductile transition under coupled effects of temperature, pressure and water, which are thought to be the typical factors in deep mine. In this chapter, the mechanism of brittle-ductile transition of deep rock is discussed in detail. It is considered that temperature and pressure plays an external role in brittle-ductile transition, while the change of micro-structure in rock plays an internal role. The brittle-ductile transition of deep rock is affected by two kinds of factors, and they influence each other.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanics and Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining & Technology-BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Port, Coastal and Offshore EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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