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The frictional resistance of rock joints: evaluation and comparison of field techniques for the determination of joint frictional strength
Entry ID: K009_1983_1984_NZ_1

Abstract: Barton's (1973) method of field estimation of joint friction angle was tested on a range of natural joint lithologies. The different methods of field estimation of joint roughness were also compared. Approximately ten samples of joints per lithology were used per test type. There were two test types - pull tests and tilt tests. Each was repeated ten times per joint to obtain a representative result. Pull tests were conducted on the following lithologies: orthoquartzite (Olympus Range), dolerite (Asgard Range), granodiorite (Bonney Riegel), augen gneiss , schist and marble (Nussbaum Riegel, Suess Glacier). Till tests were conducted on all lithologies except for the dolerite and granite.
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  N: -77.0   S: -77.75   E: 164.0   W: 161.0

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Start Date: 1983-11-11
Stop Date: 1983-12-27
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Quality This study was conducted to complete the requirements for a Masters of Science. Please see the thesis for all results and data and the publications.
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Doolin, W.R. Comparative tests of joint surface roughness of rocks from the McMurdo Sound area, Antarctica. M.Sc., University of Waikato : . 1986.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24