saturated rock

saturated rock

[′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′räk]
(petrology)
An igneous rock composed principally of saturated minerals.
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Government has endorsed the use of saturated rock fills for water treatment at our steelmaking coal operations
They also found that there existed strong effect of freeze-thaw cycles on the damage of saturated rock. De Argandona (1999) detected the damage of dolomite using X-Ray, found serious weathering of rocks in a few short cycles, and assessed the damage according to the experimental results.
[18] conducted a series of Brazilian tests, uniaxial and triaxial compression tests to investigate the changes of mechanical properties of naturally saturated mudstone samples and suggested that the strength of naturally saturated rock samples was more sensitive to the confining pressure than that of dry samples.
Therefore, the thermal conductivity of saturated rock is larger than that of the dry rock.
When encountering water to saturation condition, there are big differences between natural and saturated rocks. For example, the fracture surfaces of the natural argillaceous siltstone are smoother and the shape of the fragment is more irregular than the saturated rock.
Now scientists have for the first time been able to carry out a continent-wide analysis of the water that is hidden under the surface in aquifers (a body of saturated rock through which water can easily move).
The effect and reasonable description of rapid increasing pore water pressure of saturated rock fill materials on the dynamic deformation and strength properties should be taken into full consideration.
Drake could never have imagined wells drilled at steep angles to reach a small oil or gas deposit several miles from the surface location of the drill rig, or drilled horizontally to drain thin, flat layers of oil saturated rock. He could not have conceived of zero discharge wells where all the waste from the well-fluids used in drilling, rocks and cuttings from the hole--are reinjected underground and not kept on the surface.
It has been blessed with the largest water component of the aquifer and, despite significant drawdown in years past, in some places it still has more than 1,000 feet of saturated rock. Furthermore, in the sand hills region in the western part of the state, water infiltration continues to recharge the aquifer.
Government endorsed saturated rock fills to treat water at our steel making coal operations, we updated our capital allocation framework to reflect our focus on returning additional cash to shareholders and we are accelerating our innovation-driven efficiency program RACE21[TM] and aim to generate annualized EBITDA improvements."
According to the standard requirements [24, 25], saturated rock uniaxial compressive strength is about 50 MPa, and the constant loop unloading test was carried out considering the frequent emergence of reservoir earthquake with low frequency and magnitude [26].