The assessment of rock cutability, and physical and mechanical rock properties from a texture coefficient


Ozturk C., Nasuf E., Bilgin N.

JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, vol.104, no.7, pp.397-402, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-402

Abstract

Determining the cutability and mechanical properties of rocks is vital for the feasibility studies of a mine or tunnel projects. Many scientists have investigated the correlation between these parameters in order to predict specific energy (SE) and other important rock cutability properties for many years. on the other hand, textural properties of rocks have been quantified in detail by Howarth and Rowlands (1987). Hence, it was possible to correlate mechanical and textural properties of rocks by using a parameter known as the texture coefficient (TC).