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The paper brings the description of the mechanical properties of greywacke sampled in Kobeřice quarry (Lower Carboniferous Culm Basin, Drahany Uplands, Bohemian Massif). Anisotropy of mechanical properties was identified from a series of laboratory tests of oriented samples using the following procedures: (1) indirect tensile testing, (2) uniaxial compressive testing and (3) triaxial compressive testing. Parameters of Mohr-Coulomb and Hoek-Brown failure criteria were determined by the evaluation of the obtained laboratory data. The tested greywacke performed relatively high uniaxial compressive strength, roughly 200 MPa. Better fitting by Mohr-Coulomb criterion was identified than by Hoek-Brown one within the investigated interval of confining stresses (0-15 MPa). In addition, Schmidt hammer test was carried out with a comparison of several correlation relationships to uniaxial compressive strength which was compared with the directly obtained value from laboratory tests.
Keywords: greywacke, uniaxial compressive strength, triaxial compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, failure criterion, Schmidt hammer, correlations