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Tensile And Low-cycle Compressive Tests On A Natural Structural Stone

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010471

Volume

55

Pages

14

Published

2001

Size

1,679 kb

Author(s)

M.L. Beconcini, S. Bennati & W. Salvatore

Abstract

The present work presents some first results of an experimental study in which samples of a natural-occurring stone, called "leccese", were subjected to fatigue through low- cycle tests in the presence of high compressive stresses. The specimens' behaviour remains typical up to the last cycle, during which brittle failure occurs, with gradual accumulation of permanent strains. Other tests by pure tension or compression performed up to failure on samples previously subjected to a interrupted low-cycle fatigue test, confirmed that during such fatigue cycles the damage process is accompanied by meaningful variations in some significant mechanical parameters, amongst which, the Young elastic modulus and tensile strength are particularly telling. 1. Introduction Leccese stone is a sedimentary ro

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