An understanding of the fracture mechanics of geomaterials is important for the solution of many problems in geomechanics. One of the most important material properties involved in fracture mechanics is the fracture toughness. The short-rod test configuration proposed by barker has significant potential for becoming a standard test for fracture toughness determination in geomechanics. The purpose of this brief is to examine the application potential of the short-rod test for geomechanics problems. (TRRL)

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Siriwardane, H J
    • Layne, A W
  • Publication Date: 1989-3-4

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM