Acoustic emission (AE) and digital image correlation were used to monitor mode I fracture in center notch and smooth boundary specimens. The AE source was characterized as a microcrack and represented by the moment tensor, which was obtained by minimizing the error between displacements calculated from an elastodynamic solution and those measured, subjected to the constraint of a microcrack source. Results showed that microcracking was locally mixed-mode dominant because of oblique microcrack planes within a tortuous fracture. However, the microcrack mechanisms decomposed in the global coordinate system indicated mainly mode I opening with modes II and III ten times smaller.
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This work was partially supported by the MSES / Miles Kersten Chair and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51774280 and 51934007).
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- Acoustic emission
- Digital image correlation
- Displacement discontinuity
- Energy dissipation
- Moment tensor inversion