Critical Review Of A Published Journal Paper Testing The Tensile Strength Of Rocks N 2812569

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ISSN 1062-7391, Journal of Mining Science, 2016, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 647–661. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2016. _________________________________ GEOMECHANICS _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Effect of Tensile Strength of Rock on Tensile Fracture 1Toughness Using Experimental Test and PFC2D Simulation a* b c dH. Haeri , V. Sarfarazi , A. Hedayat , and A. Tabaroei aYoung Researchers and Elite Club, Bafgh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bafgh, Iran *e-mail:; bHamedan University of Technology, Hamedan cDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 USA dDepartment of Civil, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran University, Tehran, Iran Received December 8, 2016 Abstract—The effect of tensile strength on the tensile fracture toughness of rock like specimen was studied in this paper. Brazilian test was done to determine tensile strength of material. A compression to tensile load transforming (CTT) device was developed for determination of mode I fracture toughness of concrete. Also particle flow code (PFC) was used for validation of the experimental outputs. Three concrete slabs with different tensile strength were prepared for investigation of the effects of tensile strength on the fracture toughness. The samples were made from a mixture of water, fine sand and cement with different ratio. These samples were installed in CTT device. A 30-tons hydraulic load cell applied compressive loading to CTT end plates with a…