The Shear Strength of McMurray Oil Sands

In order to obtain values of angle of shearing resistance and initial resistance for McMurray oil sand for use in general design calculations, the shear strength of this oil sand was measured in a controlled strain type tester, modified so that the rate of deformation could be varied between 0.01725 and 0.1869 inches per minute. Effect of temperature was investigated by adapting the equipment to operate at both 71 ° and 185 °F. The data are reported in terms of angle of shearing resistance and initial resistance for varying rates of deformation, composition and temperature.
Keywords: bitumen, bulk density, oil sand, shear strength, shearing, deformation, Deformations, Oil, oil sands, Oils, Resistance, Shearing, Temperature, Value
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