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Fracture Characteristics of Unfired Earth

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The fracture mechanics concepts were applied to describe the experimental results of three-points bending tests to investigate fracture characteristics and crack resistance of unfired earth material.

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Clementi, F., Lenci, S. & Sadowski, T. Fracture Characteristics of Unfired Earth. Int J Fract 149, 193–198 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10704-008-9239-x

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  • Earth blocks
  • Three-points bending
  • Fracture characteristics
  • R-curve