Behaviour of Singapore rocks under uniaxial and triaxial loading
Ang, Rudy Boon Chye
Date of Issue2006
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This report describes the strength and deformation behaviour of Jurong formation sedimentary rocks in Singapore. With the need to develop future projects in this rock formation, the characteristics and design parameters for these rocks should be known. In this research, uniaxial and triaxial compressive tests as well as indirect tensile tests had been carried out on different sedimentary rocks, i.e. siltstone, limestone, sandstone and mudstone. During the tests, the axial and lateral deformations of the rocks were monitored against the stress level. In addition, acoustic emission and change in ultrasonic velocities during loading were recorded as well.