Estimating damage and its influence on fracture toughness

J. F. Labuz, L. Biolzi, C. N. Chen

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To estimate damage in a quantitative manner, a technique used whereby six values of linear strain are measured on a material element as a function of hydrostatic pressure. The high precision data from three orthogonal planes enable the complete strain tensor to be determined. It is possible to close existing microcracks within the material by applying pressure in excess of 50 MPa. The information on damage is related to the fracture toughness of a microcracked solid (granite).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA


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