Infrared Thermal Image Study on Failure of Granite with Hole
The changing behavior for infrared thermal image omen of the rock with fracture is essential for the geotechnical engineering. In order to study the behavior, the infrared thermal images for the failure process of rock with hole are carried out. The size of the rock sample is 20cm×10cm×2cm with hole at the center of the sample and the diameter of the hole is 1cm. Considering the fact that sample will effect the results of the observation for infrared thermal image during the experiment, the laminated granite sample was used to replace the cylinder or cuboid sample. The achieved results under uniaxial compression indicate that intensity of the micro ruptures have a close relation with the thermal effects. When the main fractures happen, there is a strip of high temperature that will appear at the destructed local area. During loading process, the abnormity of infrared temperature has two kinds of behaviors as follows: (1) temperature rises and falls alternately, rises before the fracture; (2) temperature falls slowly at beginning, and then rises slowly, then rises quickly before the fracture appears. Even for the same rock sample, the behaviors of the infrared phenomenon may be different during failure.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
Z. H. Tan et al., "Infrared Thermal Image Study on Failure of Granite with Hole", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2313-2316, 2007