Evolution of damage in Brazilian test using holographic interferometry

A. Castro-Montero*, Z. Jia, S. P. Shah

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A common method for estimating the tensile strength of concrete is the Brazilian Test. The test is carried out by loading a cylinder on its side in diametral compression. Accodring to the theory of elasticity, this loading configuration produces a nearly constant stress along approximately 75 percent of the diameter. Although the state of stress is not uniaxial and there is redistribution of stress due to nonlinearity of concrete, the tensile stress value at failure has proven to be a useful measure of the tensile strength. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the distribution of deformations on the surface of a disk specimen as it is loaded and determine the failure sequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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