Anti-Wing Crack Growth from Surface Flaw in Real Rock under Uniaxial Compression

@inproceedings{Wong2006AntiWingCG,
  title={Anti-Wing Crack Growth from Surface Flaw in Real Rock under Uniaxial Compression},
  author={R Wong and Yao Guo and Loretta Y. Li and Kam Tim Chau and Wei shen Zhu and S. C. Li},
  year={2006}
}
According to unofficial estimation, within the 20th century 3.5millions people die in natural disaster, of which over 40% was by earthquakes. Earthquakes remain one of the worst natural disasters posing threats to human civilization. For example on 21 September 1999, an earthquake of magnitude of 7.6 occurred near Chi-Chi Taiwan, causing about 2317 death, 8722 injured, and 51761 buildings collapses [1]. A surface rupture, which is more than 100 km long is associated with the earthquake. The… CONTINUE READING