Horizontal Wedge Splitting Test Method (HWST) – a New Method for the Fracture Mechanics Testing of Large Samples

  1. Prof. F. H. Wittmann
  1. Herbert N. Linsbauer1,
  2. Aljoša Šajna2 and
  3. Karl Fuchs1

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606211.ch19

Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6

Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6

How to Cite

Linsbauer, H. N., Šajna, A. and Fuchs, K. (2000) Horizontal Wedge Splitting Test Method (HWST) – a New Method for the Fracture Mechanics Testing of Large Samples, in Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6 (ed F. H. Wittmann), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606211.ch19

Editor Information

  1. ETH Zürich, Institut für Baustoffe, Werkstoffchemie und Korrosion, ETH Hönggerberg, HIF E12, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    IRMA - Institute for Research in Materials and Applications, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301256

Online ISBN: 9783527606214

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Keywords:

  • fracture mechanics of cement-based materials;
  • horizontal wedge splitting test method (HWST);
  • fracture mechanics testing;
  • large samples

Summary

This paper presents a method for fracture mechanics testing of large samples of concrete which can easily be used in the laboratory and on the construction site.