Effects of barrelling during axial compressive tests of cubic samples with isotropic, transversely isotropic and orthotropic elastic properties
2016 (English)In: Composites Science And Technology, ISSN 0266-3538, E-ISSN 1879-1050, Vol. 137, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
For scarce materials, such as archaeological wood, cubic samples are often used instead of standardised prisms for mechanical tests, since the elasticity can be determined in all three directions within a single sample, but with such samples barrelling makes it difficult to identify the elastic properties. The purpose of the present study is firstly to numerically investigate the effects of barrelling in cubic samples during compressive testing; secondly to numerically investigate and compare barrelling on isotropic and transversely isotropic material parameters; thirdly to compare four strain measurement techniques using digital image correlation, strain gauges and direct readings from the testing machine and finally to estimate the error due to barrelling by implementing the experimentally obtained orthotropic material parameters to the numerical model. The presented relative errors provide information when the perturbation caused by barrelling is negligible or significant for various materials and strain measurements. As an example, the results of compressive tests on waterlogged archaeological oak impregnated with polyethylene glycol are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 137, 1-8 p.
Cubic samples, Compressive testing, Barrelling formation, Wood
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306193DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.10.015ISI: 000389292600001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-306193DiVA: diva2:1040053
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