Bulk Density Adjustment of Resin-Based Equivalent Material for Geomechanical Model Test

Pengxian Fan, Haozhe Xing, Linjian Ma, Kaifeng Jiang, Mingyang Wang, Zechen Yan, Xiang Fang
2015 Advances in Materials Science and Engineering  
An equivalent material is of significance to the simulation of prototype rock in geomechanical model test. Researchers attempt to ensure that the bulk density of equivalent material is equal to that of prototype rock. In this work, barite sand was used to increase the bulk density of a resin-based equivalent material. The variation law of the bulk density was revealed in the simulation of a prototype rock of a different bulk density. Over 300 specimens were made for uniaxial compression test.
more » ... compression test. Test results indicated that the substitution of quartz sand by barite sand had no apparent influence on the uniaxial compressive strength and elastic modulus of the specimens but can increase the bulk density, according to the proportional coarse aggregate content. An ideal linearity was found in the relationship between the barite sand substitution ratio and the bulk density. The relationship between the bulk density and the usage of coarse aggregate and barite sand was also presented. The test results provided an insight into the bulk density adjustment of resin-based equivalent materials.
doi:10.1155/2015/363869 fatcat:ciqkyofrlfhzzmkc47mvcjqocu