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Estimating Unconfined Compressive Strength of Sedimentary Rocks in United Arab Emirates from Point Load Strength Index

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DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26035    7,683 Downloads   9,164 Views Citations

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In this paper, three rock types including Sandstone, Mudstone, and Crystalline Gypsum were part of a laboratory study conducted to develop a dataset for predicting the unconfined compressive strength of UAE intact sedimentary rock specimens. Four hundred nineteen rock samples from various areas along the coastal region of the UAE were collected and tested for the development of this dataset and evaluation of models. From the statistical analysis of the data, regression equations were established among rock parameters and correlations were expressed and compared by the ones proposed in literature.

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Salah, H. , Omar, M. and Shanableh, A. (2014) Estimating Unconfined Compressive Strength of Sedimentary Rocks in United Arab Emirates from Point Load Strength Index. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 296-303. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26035.

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