Using acoustic emissions to enhance fracture toughness calculations for CCNBD marble specimens

K. Kaklis, S. Mavrigiannakis, V. Saltas, F. Vallianatos, Z. Agioutantis

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Abstract

Rock fracture mechanics has been widely applied to blasting, hydraulic fracturing, mechanical fragmentation, rock slope analysis, geophysics, earthquake mechanics and many other science and technology fields. Development of failure in brittle materials is associated with microcracks, which release energy in the form of elastic waves called acoustic emissions. In the present study, acoustic emission (AE) measurements were carried out during cracked chevron notched Brazilian disc (CCNBD) tests on Nestos marble specimens. The fracture toughness of different modes of loading (mode-I and -II) is calculated and the results are discussed in conjunction with the AE parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalFrattura ed Integrita Strutturale
Volume11
Issue number40
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Acoustic emissions
  • CCNBD
  • Marble
  • Mode I loading
  • Rock fracture toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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