Mixed-mode fracturing of rocks under static and cyclic loading

Eraslan, N. and Williams, D. J. (2013) Mixed-mode fracturing of rocks under static and cyclic loading. Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering, 46 5: 1035-1052. doi:10.1007/s00603-012-0303-5

Author Eraslan, N.
Williams, D. J.
Title Mixed-mode fracturing of rocks under static and cyclic loading
Journal name Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0723-2632
Publication date 2013-09
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00603-012-0303-5
Volume 46
Issue 5
Start page 1035
End page 1052
Total pages 18
Place of publication Vienna, Austria
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Static diametrical compression tests conducted on inclined cracked chevron notched Brazilian disc (CCNBD) Brisbane tuff specimens showed that the notched cracks at the centre of the specimens opened (Mode I) up to 30° crack inclination angle (β), whereas crack closure (Mode II) started for β > 33°, and closure became more pronounced at even higher β of 45° and 70°. Both the experimental and numerical results showed that the crack initiation angle (θ) was a function of the β. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images showed that fatigue damage on cyclic loading of Brisbane tuff is strongly influenced by the failure of the matrix due to both intergranular and transgranular fracturing.
Keyword Mixed-mode fracturing
Cyclic loading
Rock fatigue
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 2 September 2012.

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