Complex investigations have been conducted of rheological properties of undisturbed and disturbed rocks under laboratory conditions in the modes of creeping, relaxation and lateral pressure. It was stated that the rheological properties of disturbed rocks substantially differ from those properties of undisturbed rocks. Recommendations are given for the use of the obtained results in solution of tasks in mining geomechanics.
The method has been developed for the determination of indices of strength certificate of rocks using the technique of specimen’s failure with oncoming spherical indentors. This method is based on the assessment of ultimate stresses acting in the tensile plane and within the zones of failured rocks under action of indentors at the moment of sample splitting. Formulas were obtained for calculation of indices of strength certificate, i.e. cohesion and angles of internal friction under tensile compression and nonuniform triaxial compression, ultimate strength in uniaxial compression and tension. This method is applicable in situ conditions.