Second Law of thermodynamics and the failure of rock materials

P. Ván, B. Vásárhelyi

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Abstract

The relation of nonequilibrium thermodynamics to some failure and fracture theories of rock mechanics is investigated. The basic concepts are given to connect failure to the properties of material equations describing the elastic properties. The resulted in thermodynamic conditions are proved to be compatible with classical localization and failure theories of solid materials. Compatibility with experiments and some empirical, ad-hoc failure criteria of rocks is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)
Editors Elsworth, Tinucci, Heasley
PublisherAmerican Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
Pages767-773
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9026518277, 9789026518270
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Event38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, DC Rocks 2001 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2001Jul 10 2001

Publication series

NameDC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)

Other

Other38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, DC Rocks 2001
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period7/7/017/10/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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Ván, P., & Vásárhelyi, B. (2001). Second Law of thermodynamics and the failure of rock materials. In Elsworth, Tinucci, & Heasley (Eds.), DC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS) (pp. 767-773). (DC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)). American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).