Experimental and numerical study on the cracked chevron notched semi-circular bend method for characterizing the mode I fracture toughness of rocks.

Mingdong Wei, Feng Dai, Nuwen Xu, Jianfeng Liu, Yuan Xu

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58 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1609
JournalRock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Chevron notch
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fracture toughness
  • Semi-circular bend
  • Stress intensity factor

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