Effect of High Temperature on Deformation Failure Behavior of Granite Specimen Containing a Single Fissure Under Uniaxial Compression

  • Sheng-Qi YangEmail author
  • Yan-Hua Huang
  • Wen-Ling Tian
  • Peng-Fei Yin
  • Hong-Wen Jing
Original Paper


To investigate the role of fissure angle and heat treatment temperature on the mechanical properties and deformation failure behavior, uniaxial compression tests were carried out on granite specimens containing a single fissure. Using stress–strain curves, the peak strength, peak strain, and elastic modulus of the one-fissured granite specimens were analyzed in detail. The mechanical parameters are closely related to the fissure angle and the high temperature. As the fissure angle increases from 0° to 90°, the peak strength and elastic modulus first decrease and then increase, while the peak strain increases slowly. However, the peak strength and elastic modulus first increase and then decrease, while the peak strain first decreases and then increases with increasing treatment temperature. During the experiments, the crack evolution process and acoustic emission (AE) counts were obtained using real-time photography and the AE monitoring technique. In the granite specimens containing a pre-existing fissure, large AE counts are clearly observed before the peak strength, which indicates crack initiation and propagation. The accumulated AE count first increases slowly, but is followed by a sharp increase, with increasing deformation. The AE events in the one-fissured specimen also depend on the heat treatment temperature. As the temperature increases, the rate of increase of the accumulated AE count curve is reduced. Finally, using a digital image correlation method, the full fields of surface deformation were obtained for the entire testing process. In addition, the local strain around the pre-existing fissure was measured using strain gauges. The full strain field and local strain concentration are discussed to describe the fracture mechanism of brittle granite.


Granite A single fissure High temperature Strength Crack initiation Strain field 



This research was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2015XKZD05) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51734009). The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to the editor and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments, which have greatly improved this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, School of Mechanics and Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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