An experimental and theoretical assessment of semi-circular bend specimens with chevron and straight-through notches for mode I fracture toughness testing of rocks

Mingdong Wei, Feng Dai, Nuwen Xu, Tao Zhao, Yi Liu

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80 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
JournalInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Chevron notch
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fracture process zone
  • Fracture toughness
  • Semi-circular bend specimen

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