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The recovery and conservation of stone monuments is a sophisticated multi-disciplinary job and the choices ultimately reached needs to be in keeping with a company and unique wisdom of the mechanical behaviour of either the real fabrics and the unreal stones. during this quantity scientists from varied disciplines (Structural Engineers, Archaeologists, Architects, Chemical Engineers, Geologists) current their adventure and their medical paintings in development in regards to the houses of a chain of stones which were used for the erection of a few of an important stone monuments of the foreign cultural history and are used this present day for substitution of lacking components or of completion of broken ones. hence it really is noticeable that the quantity should be a truly useful gizmo within the fingers of a vast number of scientists operating within the box of the construction fabrics of old monuments: It offers with the topic globally and it includes unpublished examine effects in regards to the fabrics which are used or can be used for the conservation of the foreign cultural background.
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Meredith, Fracture Mechanics of Rock, Academic Press Inc. Ltd. (London), pp. 477-525 (1987). 19. G. G. Trantina, Stress analysis of the double torsion specimen, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 60, 338-341 (1977). 3 NOTCHED MARBLE SPECIMENS UNDER DIRECT TENSION: THE INFLUENCE OF THE SHAPE OF THE NOTCH Zacharias G. Agioutantis1, Stavros K. gr Abstract: In this paper the influence of the shape of the notch on the intensity of the strain field developed in marble plates subjected to direct tension was studied both experimentally and numerically.
A clip gauge is used to record the crack mouth opening displacement. 4). The experimental setup of the 4PB test is shown in Figure 5. Studies on Subcritical Crack Growth in Façade Rock Panel 23 Figure 4. Schematic diagram of rock specimen subjected to 4PB test. Figure 5. Experimental setup of 4PB test. 55D5 (3) where D=a/W and a is the current crack length defined as the sum of the crack growth (ǻa) and the notch length (a0). The geometric parameters l and t are defined in Figure 4. (2) and setting KI to KIC.
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