Effect of sieving height on density and friction of brittle analogue material: Ring-shear test data of corundum sand used for analogue experiments in the Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern (CH)

This dataset provides friction data from ring-shear tests (RST) for a corundum sand (“NKF120”). This material is used in various types of analogue experiments in Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern as an analogue for brittle layers in the crust or lithosphere. The material has been characterized by means of internal friction coefficients μ and cohesions C. Three sub-datasets represent a systematic increase of the sieving height from 10 cm to 20 cm to 30 cm into a shear cell of type No. 1, following the same protocol. This dataset shows that packing density of corundum sand is dependent on the chosen sieving height. However, the effect of the sieving height on internal friction coefficients μ as well as cohesion C is minor and thus negligible in sandbox experiments. According to our analysis the material shows for a sieving height of 10 cm a Mohr-Coulomb behaviour characterized by a linear failure envelope and peak, dynamic and reactivation friction coefficients of μP = 0.75, μD = 0.64 and μR = 0.68, respectively. Cohesions C are in the order of 70 – 105 Pa.

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Source http://doi.org/doi:10.5880/fidgeo.2020.005
Author Schmid, Timothy (Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland), Schreurs, Guido (Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland), Warsitzka, Michael (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany), Rosenau, Matthias (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
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Citation Schmid, Timothy, Schreurs, Guido, Warsitzka, Michael, Rosenau, Matthias (2019): GFZ Dataservices http://doi.org/doi:10.5880/fidgeo.2020.005
Created at repository 2019-07-09
Dataset contact Rosenau, Matthias ( GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany Lab manager )
Publication date 2019-07-09
Publisher http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/
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