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    Fracture Mechanics for Ceramics, Rocks, and Concrete

    Freiman SW, Fuller ER
    Published: 1981

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    This volume emphasized the use of current fracture mechanics models to understand the failure of important engineering materials such as concrete, SiC, Si3N4 and Si-Al-O-N's.

    Table of Contents



    Experimental Observation of Crack Velocity and Crack Front Shape Effects in Double-Torsion Fracture Mechanics Tests

    Determination of High-Temperature KI-v Data for Si-Al-O-N Ceramics

    Fracture Toughness of Glass Using the Indentation Fracture Technique

    Application of Single Edge Notched Beam and Indentation Techniques to Determine Fracture Toughness of Alpha Silicon Carbide

    Effect of Stable Crack Growth on Fracture Toughness Determination for Hot-Pressed Silicon Nitride at Elevated Temperatures

    Precracking of Fracture Toughness Specimens by Wedge Indentation

    Test-Microstructural Dependence of Fracture Energy Measurements in Ceramics

    Specimen Size Effects in Fracture Toughness Testing of Heterogeneous Ceramics by the Notch Beam Method

    The Character of Cracks In Fracture Toughness Measurements of Ceramics

    Compliance Measured Fracture Toughness of Mortar and Fiber Reinforced Mortar

    Relationship Between Differential Stress Intensity Factor and Crack Growth Rate in Cyclic Tension in Westerly Granite

    Static and Dynamic Fracture Behavior of Oil Shale

    Application of the Hopkinson Split Bar Test to the Mechanical and Fracture Properties of Rocks

    Precursors of Laboratory Rock Failure

    Fracture Mechanics of Crack Bands in Concrete

    Extension of the Compliance and Stress Intensity Formulas for the Single Edge Crack Round Bar in Bending

    Consequences of Varying Surface Heat Transfer Coefficients, Material Properties, and Cyclical Ambient Temperatures upon Stress Intensity Factors for Edge Cracks


    Committee: E08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP745-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4811-6

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0731-1