Objective Determination of Crack Initiation Stress of Brittle Rocks Under Compression Using AE Measurement
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KeywordsCrack initiation stress Brittle rocks Uniaxial compression Acoustic emission monitoring Cumulative acoustic emission hit Strain measurement
This work has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 11102061) and the China Atomic Energy Authority through the geological disposal program and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The authors would like to thank Mrs. C. Smith for proofreading the manuscript and anonymous reviewers and the co-editor for their valuable comments and suggestions.
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