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Strength and weathering of rock as boundary layer problems
Christine Butenuth.

Published 2001 by Imperial College Press in London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: 1 Strength, in Particular Rock Strength: Concepts, Definitions
and Experimental Techniques 1
11 Rock as a Mechanical Mixture of Phases: A Composite
with History 1
12 Properties of Mechanical Mixtures: Composition and
Construction 3
121 The Essential Distributions of Solid, Crystalline
Particles in Space 31
122 Porosity and Its Determination as well as Some
Remarks on Pore Shapes 36
123 Intergranular Materials (Cements) 45
124 Strength and Notch Systems at the Sample Surface 52
13 The Physical Definition of Strength: A General
Measuring Instruction 57
131 Experimental Methods for the Determination of
Strength of Rock 60
1311 The Hoop Test 60
1312 A Comparison of Tensile Strength Values
of Rocks Determined by Point Load and
Direct Tension Tests 70
14 Physico-Chemical Reactions, Suitable for a Selective
Destruction of Rock Structure 80
141 Adsorption 83
142 The Formation of Changed Surface Structures
During Weathering Reactions 84
2 Physico-Chemical Elements of the Strength of Pure Phases
with Ionic Linkage 92
21 Force- and Energy-Distance Functions 96
211 Formation of Ion Pairs 96
212 Formation of Ion Chains 101
213 Force-elongation Curves for Uniform and
Composed Chains 108
214 Estimate of the Theoretical Strength 117
215 Silicic Acid Chains 120
22 The Lattice Energy 124
23 Strength According to Orowan's and Griffith's
Considerations 127
24 The Order of Magnitude of Thermal Surface Stresses
for a Central Symmetric Phase Arrangement 133
25 Surface- and Interfacial-Energy 136
26 Overview of the Problems of Strength in Relation to
Different Bondings in Materials 149
3 Strengthening of Grain Packings by Intermolecular Forces 165
31 Surface Tension of Liquid Water in Selected, Simple
Systems 167
311 The Stresses Resulting from Wetting a Solid by
a Liquid 170
312 Effect of Adhesion Tension in Selected, Simple
Systems 171
32 Water Strengthened Grain Packings 174
4 The Behaviour of Sandstone Samples under Water;
Weathering Processes 184
41 Definitions and Conventions 185
411 Sign Conventions for Forces 185
412 Swelling of Rocks 186
413 System and System Changes 186
42 Direct Observations and Photographic Registration
of the Bunter Sandstone/Water System 189
421 Averaged Reaction Temperature and Weathering
Regime on the Surface of the Earth 191
422 Results of Direct Observation by Photographic
Registration 193
423 Inorganic-chemical Brutto Analysis (EDX) of the
Mechanically Distinguishable Phases 198
424 Preliminary Remarks on the Morphology of the
Suspended Phases 202
425 Substances and Products of Lateritic Weathering
Set Free when Immersing Bunter Sandstone
Samples in Water 207
426 Observations on Volume Changes of Bunter
Sandstone Samples when Ageing in Water 210
427 Whereabouts of Pore Air 218
5 Conclusions from the Ageing Experiments of Bunter
Sandstone in Water and the Distribution of Substances
and Forces in Samples 220
51 Models for the Material and Pore Distribution in
Bunter Sandstone 220
511 Experimental Pore Diameter Distribution Function 224
512 Diameters of Colloidal Sediments from Suspensions
of Landslide Masses of Miirlenbach, Eifel (1989) 225
513 Diameters of the Colloidal Suspension Load of
Rivers 227
514 Contact Bridges and Their Load Bearing Cross
Section 228
515 Local and Time Dependent Influences, which
Can Affect the Carrying Cross Section of
Sandstone Samples 233
52 Summarising Remarks in View to the Results of the
Ageing Experiments 244.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-259) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
TA706 .B88 2001

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xxiv, 270 p. :
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