After an introduction describing the indentation techniques traditionally applied to the study of micromechanical properties of minerals and rocks, phenomena induced by the diamond tip's penetration into crystalline rocks are analyzed. Crystalline rocks are characterized by low values of the critical breakage load, i.e. the threshold load corresponding to the transition from a ductile to a brittle behavior. As a consequence, it seems more convenient to examine the mechanical behavior of crystalline rocks by using instrumented nanoindentations. Above the critical load, ranging from rock to rock, fractures occur, affecting the indentation results and thus invalidating the values of the rock mechanical properties obtained by indentation data processing. In order to determine the correct values of the hardness and elastic modulus of brittle rocks, an innovative measurement modality for rocks, i.e. Continuous Stiffness Measurement mode, is proposed. By providing the continuous evolution of the hardness and of the elastic modulus as a function of the indentation depth, it has proven particularly suited to analyze the effects of induced fracturing on the load versus displacement curve. © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.

Bandini, A., Berry, P., Bemporad, E., Sebastiani, M. (2014). Nanomechanical Characterization of Brittle Rocks. In Editor Atul Tiwari (a cura di), AA. VV., Solid Mechanics and its application, Vol. 203: Nanomechanical Analysis of High Performance Materials, 2014 (pp. 209-229). DORDRECHT : Springer Science [10.1007/978-94-007-6919-9-11].

Nanomechanical Characterization of Brittle Rocks

BEMPORAD, Edoardo;SEBASTIANI, MARCO
2014

Abstract

After an introduction describing the indentation techniques traditionally applied to the study of micromechanical properties of minerals and rocks, phenomena induced by the diamond tip's penetration into crystalline rocks are analyzed. Crystalline rocks are characterized by low values of the critical breakage load, i.e. the threshold load corresponding to the transition from a ductile to a brittle behavior. As a consequence, it seems more convenient to examine the mechanical behavior of crystalline rocks by using instrumented nanoindentations. Above the critical load, ranging from rock to rock, fractures occur, affecting the indentation results and thus invalidating the values of the rock mechanical properties obtained by indentation data processing. In order to determine the correct values of the hardness and elastic modulus of brittle rocks, an innovative measurement modality for rocks, i.e. Continuous Stiffness Measurement mode, is proposed. By providing the continuous evolution of the hardness and of the elastic modulus as a function of the indentation depth, it has proven particularly suited to analyze the effects of induced fracturing on the load versus displacement curve. © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.
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Bandini, A., Berry, P., Bemporad, E., Sebastiani, M. (2014). Nanomechanical Characterization of Brittle Rocks. In Editor Atul Tiwari (a cura di), AA. VV., Solid Mechanics and its application, Vol. 203: Nanomechanical Analysis of High Performance Materials, 2014 (pp. 209-229). DORDRECHT : Springer Science [10.1007/978-94-007-6919-9-11].
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