Observations of internal fracture in mortar using x-ray microtomography

Eric N. Landis*, Edwin N. Nagy, Denis T. Keane, Nhan Huynh

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    Abstract

    The internal cracking patterns of a series of small mortar specimens were observed using a technique called x-ray microtomography. The experimental arrangement was such that three dimensional images of internal cracks could be made at several different points during the load history of the sample. This arrangement allowed progressive crack growth to be observed at micron-scale resolution in a single specimen. The specimens were loaded in compression. The data obtained will be used in true three dimensional measurements of work of fracture. The effects of particle packing and to a limited extent, pore structure may be observed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
    PublisherASCE
    Pages637-640
    Number of pages4
    Volume1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
    EventProceedings of the 1996 11th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2) - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
    Duration: May 19 1996May 22 1996

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1996 11th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2)
    CityFort Lauderdale, FL, USA
    Period5/19/965/22/96

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Architecture

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