[MIS08-P12] Measurement of ASR compliance ratio of the core samples for determining stress state in drilling site C0019
Keywords:Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST), Anelastic Strain Recovery Method, In-situ Stress Measument
The ASR compliance ratio was measured as follows. The core sample used in the onboard ASR measurements during IODP Exp.343 was formed into a cylindrical specimen with a diameter of 4 cm and its top and bottom end faces were shaped smoothly and parallelly. Strain was generated in the specimen by loading uniaxial preceding stress for 24 hours, and time-dependent change in Anelastic Strain Recovery after unloading was measured in the axial direction and circumferential direction. After a certain time , the strain recovers sufficiently and the value of the ASR compliance ratio converges at a constant approximately. Since the duration of the convergence is shorter than the duration of the anelastic strain recovery measurements conducted onboard, it can be applied to the ASR stress measurements with the ASR compliance ratio as a constant value.
ASR compliance ratio was determined for two core samples from the depths below seafloor of 177 and 697 m in C0019. The dependence of the ASR compliance ratio on the pre-loading stress levels was examined by calibration tests for different pre-loading uniaxial stress levels. And then, in-situ principal stress magnitudes were estimated by the ASR compliance ratio obtained at the pre-loading stress level which is nearly equal to the lithostatic stress magnitude of the core sample at its original depth. As a result, the stress states at the two depths are of the normal faulting regime.