Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1849–1855, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1849–1855, 2020

Brief communication 10 Jun 2020

Brief communication | 10 Jun 2020

Brief communication: The influence of mica-rich rocks on the shear strength of ice-filled discontinuities

Philipp Mamot et al.


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ED: Publish as is (05 May 2020) by Ylva Sjöberg
Short summary
A failure criterion for ice-filled rock joints is a prerequisite to accurately assess the stability of permafrost rock slopes. In 2018 a failure criterion was proposed based on limestone. Now, we tested the transferability to other rocks using mica schist and gneiss which provide the maximum expected deviation of lithological effects on the shear strength. We show that even for controversial rocks the failure criterion stays unaltered, suggesting that it is applicable to mostly all rock types.