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Rock Mechanics Quiz

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1. Which property is critical in the categorization of rocks for engineering purposes?

2. In rock mechanics, what is the name of the failure surface formed in a rock during shear?

3. What is the term for the highest stress that a material can withstand without failure?

4. In rock mechanics, what does the stress-strain curve represent?

5. What is the effect of an increase in confining pressure on the compressive strength of a rock?

6. Which scale is commonly used to measure the hardness of a rock?

7. What property of rock describes its resistance to permanent deformation?

8. Which law states that the shear stress on a plane within a body is directly proportional to the applied normal stress and the rate of shear strain?

9. What does rock porosity refer to?

10. What factor affects the mechanical properties of rocks?