Fracture Mechanical Properties of Rocks and Mortar/Rock Interfaces

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Abstract

This study has determined the fracture mechanical properties of 9 types of rock, namely fine-, medium- and coarse-grained granites, gneiss, quartzite, diabase, gabbro, and fine- and coarse-grained limestones. Test results show among other things that quartzite has the highest compressive strength and fracture energy, while diabase has the highest splitting tensile strength and modulus of elasticity. Furthermore, the strength and fracture energy of the interfacial zone between the rocks and 6 different mortars have been determined. The results showed that, in this investigation, the mortar/rock interfaces are in most cases weaker than both mortars and rocks.

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  • Materials Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrostructure of cement-based systems/bonding and interfaces in cementitious materials / Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
EditorsSidney Diamond
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages377-386
Volume370
ISBN (Print)1-55899-272-3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventMaterials Research Society. Fall Meeting, 1994 - Boston, United States
Duration: 1994 Nov 281994 Dec 1

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Volume370
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

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ConferenceMaterials Research Society. Fall Meeting, 1994
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period1994/11/281994/12/01