WIT Press


Localised Fatigue Damage Of Carrara Marble

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FR980071

Volume

19

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

853 kb

Author(s)

G. Royer-Carfagni & W. Salvatore

Abstract

Uniaxial-compression tests at low-cycle fatigue regime were performed on white Carrara marble cylindrical specimens fitted with strain-gauge rosettes. Despite an almost linear elastic response, rock damage is evidenced by a small but progressive and effective translation of the stress-strain graphs, signifying that permanent deformation, rather than appreciable decay in the elastic moduli, is an appropriate correlate of damage. Marked differences have been noticed between the behavior of those specimens with their axis orthogonal to the marble rift plane and those with their axis parallel to this plane. In the first, the most evident sign of failure mechanisms was shear-like deformations, while in the se

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