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Intact Rock
• Heterogeneous
H t
• Anisotropic
(soils less so)
• Spatial variability
(soils the same)
• Yield mechanisms are non-linear & depend on
stress level and rock type
• Failures are often brittle
(soils strain
soften or harden past the peak strength)