Fracture Toughness Testing of Rock

  • Finn Ouchterlony
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 275)


Results from crack growth resistance measurements on rock are presented in this section. They are given a fracture mechanics interpretation and the influence of different test parameters is studied. The review is condensed from previous work by Ouchterlony.1,2,59


Fracture Toughness Crack Length Compact Tension Compact Tension Specimen Fracture Toughness Testing 
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  • Finn Ouchterlony
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  1. 1.Swedish Detonic Research FoundationStockholmSweden

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