AN EVALUATION OF THE FRACTURE OF PLAIN CONCRETE, FIBROUS CONCRETE, AND MORTAR USING THE SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

The fracture surfaces of both plain and fiber-reinforced mortar and concrete are analyzed using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Proper sample preparation techniques for SEM examination of mortar and concrete are discussed. Fracture surfaces of samples braken in splitting tensile, flexure, and compression tests are compared using SEM photomicrographs. Micromechanisms of failure are discussed for the different lists for samples cured 7, 14, 21, and 28 days.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Characterization of Fracture of Engineering Materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Aleszka, J
    • Schnittgrund, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-M-122 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM