Mechanical Properties of the Hard Sandstone Fracture Surface under Hydrochemical Corrosion

Journal of Engineering. 2019;2019 DOI 10.1155/2019/4807104

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 2314-4904 (Print); 2314-4912 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Bin-wei Xia (State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China)
Ming-xiang Xu (State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China)
Chao Pan (State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 17 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

To realize a quantitative expression of change laws of the fracture surface shear strength with hydrochemical damage and to obtain optimal weakening effect of solution on the fracture surface strength, hard roof sandstone specimens containing hydraulic fracture surfaces from the Tashan Coal Mine located in Datong were subjected to a shear test after corrosion using solutions at different concentrations. The relational expression between shear strength and porosity of the fracture surface was established, and new damage parameters were introduced to describe the evolution laws of the shear strength of sandstone specimens with change in test conditions. Results were as follows. (1) Under sealed hydrochemical environment, corrosion effect on sandstone strengthened, and porosity and roughness gradually increased with increasing solution concentration and soaking time. (2) At a solution concentration of 3%-10%, shear strength and roughness of the fracture surface initially increased and then decreased. Hydrochemical solution concentration and action time were important factors that caused strength attenuation of the fracture surface. (3) When the solution concentration was greater than 3%, the roughness of the fracture surface increased with corrosion time, but its strength showed the tendency to stabilize. The shear strength of the fracture surface increased with shear displacement at a concentration of 5%. The study results can provide a new idea for strong strata pressure control through ground hydrofracturing hard roof.