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Tensile behaviour in natural building stone: Serena sandstone

Title: Tensile behaviour in natural building stone: Serena sandstone
Author(s): A. Meda
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 36
Issue: 262
Issue date: 2003-10-01
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 553 - 559
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 14
Language: English

Abstract: The tensile behaviour of Serena sandstone is investigated by means of uni-axial tensile and bending tests.
In order to obtain an overall characterisation of a quasi-brittle material, such as Serena sandstone, it is necessary to investigate the post-peak softening branch by adopting a stable control system.
Test results on different size specimens are presented.
Also analysed in this paper is the effect of the boundary conditions in a uni-axial tensile test by comparing free and fixed platens tests.
A laser interferometry technique (ESPI) was adopted to investigate the strain field and crack propagation in the material.
A notable outcome of the research is the location of crack penetration before the peak load, that in the case of the bending test is almost constant in specimens of different size.

Online publication: 2003-08-27
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/13901

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