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An improved maximum tangential stress criterion for one oblique crack under uniaxial compression considering T -stress and crack parameter
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  • Hongyan Liu,
  • Fengjin Zhu,
  • Yuezhi ZHOU,
  • Kangqi LIU
Hongyan Liu
China University of Geosciences Beijing

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Fengjin Zhu
Zhejiang University - Xixi Campus
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Yuezhi ZHOU
China University of Geosciences Beijing
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Kangqi LIU
China University of Geosciences Beijing
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The engineering rockmass is often prone to compression, therefore how to establish a fracture criterion to reflect the rockmass compression failure is vital. Take the rockmass with one oblique crack for instance, the mechanical behavior of the oblique crack face closure and friction sliding under uniaxial compression is firstly analyzed, and then the Kolossoff-Muskhelishvilli stress function of the rockmass under uniaxial compression is established based on the complex stress functions. Next, the calculation methods of the stress intensity factor (SIF) K and three T-stress components at or near the crack tip considering three kinds of crack parameters (e.g. geometry parameter, friction strength parameter and deformation parameter) are obtained. Thirdly, the improved maximum tangential stress (MTS) criterion is obtained considering T-stress and three kinds of crack parameters. Finally, the relevant experiments done by other researchers are adopted to verify the improved MTS criterion. Meanwhile, the effect of γ, the crack normal stiffness kn and shear stiffness ks, and the crack friction coefficient f on the wing-crack initiation angle are discussed with the parametric sensitivity analysis.
20 Oct 2023Submitted to Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
20 Oct 2023Assigned to Editor
20 Oct 2023Submission Checks Completed
23 Oct 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Nov 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending