Fracture Mechanics of Marble Using a Splitting Tension Test

A singular hybrid finite element with seven nodes and triangular shape is used to determine the stress intensity factors for the splitting tension test. For different types of marble the finite-element simulations were used to compute the fracture toughness values. The small-grained marble types exhibit a high fracture toughness and stable crack growth. The smallest toughness was obtained for the coarse grained Georgia marble.


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  • Accession Number: 01562304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2015 3:16PM