This paper aims to disclose the damage evolution law of the surface field of argillaceous dolomite. For this purpose, the 3D digital image correlation was combined with the Brazilian test into a new analysis method for the surface field damage evolution of the rock. First, the stress-strain curve of argillaceous dolomite was obtained in Brazilian test, and the strain contours of the key points were acquired by 3D digital image correlation. Then, the standard deviations of the x and y direction strains at the key points during the test were calculated using statistical methods. In addition, the dual damage factor was introduced to quantify the law of the strain statistics and plotted into a curve. Finally, the strains in x and y directions on the horizontal axis ox in the disc center were obtained through elastic mechanical analysis and compared with those measured by 3D digital image correlation in the elastic phase. In this way, the following conclusions were drawn: the argillaceous dolomite exhibited obvious non-homogeneity in the surface field damage evolution. The different phases of the Brazilian test can be determined accurately according to the turning points of the damage factor curve. The fluctuations of the damage factor curve also reveal the features of surface field damage evolution of argillaceous dolomite in Brazilian test. This research shows that the traditional assumption of homogeneity cannot reflect the heterogeneity of the surface field damage evolution of argillaceous dolomite in Brazilian test and provides a quantitative research method for rock damage evolution in that test.
How to Cite
Authors are allowed to retain both the copyright and the publishing rights of their articles without restrictions.
Open Access Statement
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity, F&SI) is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the DOAI definition of open access.
F&SI operates under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). This allows to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, to remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but giving appropriate credit and providing a link to the license and indicating if changes were made.