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Strength of sedimentary rocks near fault structures (Barrandian, Bohemian Massif)



Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description Within the framework of ongoing projects, a field determination of rock strength was used. The Schmidt hammer was used for measurement of the strength. That is mainly used in civil engineering (especially concrete study), but it can be also used for geological research. The equipment enables indirect detection of compressive strength by measuring scleroscopic strength. The ADA 225 device, equivalent to the Schmidt Hammer type N with a kinetic energy of 2,207 J, was used for the tests. This device can measure rock strength above 10 MPa. As the device is not used in a standardized manner and outside of the laboratory, the resulting values are not quantitatively accurate. However, the results can be relatively evaluated and monitored.

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