International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 149, Issue 2, pp 193–198 | Cite as

Fracture Characteristics of Unfired Earth

  • Francesco Clementi
  • Stefano Lenci
  • Tomasz Sadowski
Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics


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.


Earth blocks Three-points bending Fracture characteristics R-curve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Clementi
    • 1
  • Stefano Lenci
    • 1
  • Tomasz Sadowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Building and StructuresPolytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil and Sanitary EngineeringLublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland

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