Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Rock Materials


1 Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University-Electronic Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

3 Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Aburaihan Campus, University of Tehran, Pakdasht, Tehran, Iran.


Dynamic rock mechanics investigates the mechanical behavior of rock under dynamic loading conditions and change in mechanical properties of the rock. Loading techniques were almost used for both intermediate and high strain rate tests. In this work, dynamic tests and dynamic mechanical behavior of rock materials were studied. Dynamic tests were discussed to predict the stress-strain behavior. Different dynamic mechanical properties of rock materials including uniaxial and triaxial compressive strength, tensile strength, shear strength and fracture toughness were summarized. The effect of pressure, temperature and water saturation as well as microstructure, size and shape of rock on the mechanical properties of rock materials was considered.