STATISTICAL STUDY OF STRESS-INDUCED MICROSTRUCTURES IN SELECTED ROCK AND CONCRETE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13069
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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420 Wakara Wy, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Ziqiong Zheng
 (801) 584-2484
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Research Institution
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Abstract
PROPERTIES OF ELASTIC-BRITTLE MATERIALS CHANGE UNDER STRESSES WHICH ARE HIGH ENOUGH TO INDUCE MICROSTRUCTURAL ALTERNATIONS. THESE MICROSTRUCTURAL CHANGES ULTIMATELY ARE THE CAUSES FOR MACROSCALE FAILURE OF MATERIALS. OBSERVATIONS AND STATISTICAL STUDIES OF THE STRESS-INDUCED MICROSTRUCTURAL CHANGES (DAMAGE TO THE MATERIAL) IN RELATION TO THE STRESS CONDITIONS, AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF EFFECTIVE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AS FUNCTIONS OF THE DAMAGE, WILL PROVIDE A BASIS FOR EVENTUAL INCORPORATION IN CONSTITUTIVE MODELS. A DETAILED EVALUATION OF STRESS-INDUCED MICROSTRUCTURES IN ROCK AND CONCRETE TO REVEAL THE STATISTICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MICROSTRUCTURES AND APPLIED STRESSES IS PROPOSED. THE STATISTICAL RESULT OF THE STUDY WILL SERVE AS A DATA BASE FOR THE LINKAGE BETWEEN THE MACROSCALE AND MICROSCALE BEHAVIOR OF ELASTIC-BRITTLE MATERIALS. USING ENERGY CONVERSATION PRINCIPLES, THE MACROSCOPIC BEHAVIOR OF A DAMAGE MATERIAL CAN BE REPRESENTED BY A SERIES OF "EFFECTIVE" MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, AS FUNCTIONS OF STRESS CONDITIONS, TO WHICH THE MATERIAL IS SUBJECTED. THE EXPLICIT SOLUTIONS OF EFFECTIVE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES WILL BE THE END PRODUCT OF THE THEORETICAL PORTION OF THIS PROPOSED STUDY.

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