Determining the Cyclic Strength of Geomaterials under Low Frequency Cyclic Loading with Acoustic Emission




Helsin Wang;Ta-Peng Chang;Ju-Jiang Hung

Key Words

microcracking ; acoustic emission ; accelerative cracking point ; cyclic loading


Journal of Marine Science and Technology

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

18卷6期(2010 / 12 / 01)

Page #

837 - 847

Content Language


English Abstract

Acoustic emission is traditionally regarded as an explicit measurable index for microcracking in geomaterials. An accelerative cracking point is first introduced based on the different characteristics acoustic emission at stable fracture propagation stage. Accelerative cracking point is located between the fracture initiation strength and critical energy release point, a point causing a fatal uncontrolled fracture in materials. Microcracking dominates the real mechanical char-acteristics in the materials, not reflected on the conventional mechanical experimental results as the stress level beyond the accelerative cracking point at the stable fracture propagation stage. At this stage, non-stress-control led fracture in materials could arise as that found at unstable fracture propagation stage. Stress-releasing lime experiments are also performed for time-dependent concerns. For the stress level equal or beyond fracture initiation strength of materials, the onset stress level gradually decreases below the previous maximum stress level as stress-releasing time increases.

Topic Category 基礎與應用科學 > 海洋科學
工程學 > 市政與環境工程