Acoustic emission source characterization in concrete under biaxial loading

Wimal Suaris, J. G M Van Mier

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The results are reported of a mode identification study on cracks produced during mixed mode loading of concrete. The locations of cracks were found to agree very well with the surface crack patterns for a variety of loading paths. The classification of cracks into mode I and mode II were conducted using a simplified moment tensor analysis. The results indicated that, in general, cracking occurs in mode I, even when the loading is pure shear. Mode II deformations generally follow the mode I cracks, as the crack interface is subjected to shear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-449
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Structures
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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