Numerical and physical experiments on shear banding in sandstone

A. Fakhimi, J. F. Labuz

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Abstract

The development of a localized damage zone or shear band in rock was studied through numerical and physical experiments. A laboratory biaxial (plane strain) compression test was conducted on a prismatic specimen of Berea sandstone. The shear band initiation and propagation were monitored by locations of acoustic emission and examination of thin sections of the failed specimen. Numerical analysis using a discrete element model was conducted to simulate the laboratory results. The model was able to capture many details of the damage zone observed in the physical experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
Pages5288-5292
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Mar 20 2005Mar 25 2005

Publication series

Name11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
Volume7

Other

Other11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period3/20/053/25/05

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