Relation between the Mogi and the Coulomb failure criteria
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences, ISSN 1365-1609, Vol. 42, no 3, 431-439 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have shown that linear Mogi criterion does a good job in representing rock failureunder polyaxial stress states. When σ2 = σ3 the linear version of Mogi's triaxial failurecriterion reduces exactly to the Coulomb criterion. Hence, the linear Mogi criterion can be thought of as a natural extension of the Coulomb criterion into three dimensions (i.e., polyaxial stress space). As Mohr's extension of the Coulomb criterion into three dimensions is often referred to as the Mohr-Coulomb criterion, we propose that the linear version of the Mogi criterion be known as the "Mogi-Coulomb" failure criterion. The classical Coulomb failure criterion can therefore be thought of as a special case, which applies only when σ2 = σ3 of the more general linear Mogi failure criterion. Furthermore, we found that the numerical values of the parameters that appear in the Mogi-Coulombcriterion can be estimated from conventional triaxial test data. Thus, this polyaxial failurecriterion can be applied even in the absence of polyaxial (true triaxial) data. This offers a great advantage, as most laboratories are equipped to conduct only traditional σ2 = σ3tests. Finally, we showed that if the linear form of the Mogi criterion is used, the parameters that appear in it can be unambiguously related to the traditional parameters appearing in the Coulomb failure law. The lack of such a relationship for the parameters appearing in the power-law Mogi criterion has been cited in  as a major drawback to the use of that model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 42, no 3, 431-439 p.
Linear systems, Mathematical models, Parameter estimation, Rock mechanics, Stress analysis, Stresses
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-83159DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2004.11.004ISI: 000228503100008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-15544382269OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-83159DiVA: diva2:498756
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