Ilias Stavrakas https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8484-8751 Stavros Kourkoulis Dimos Triantis


The spatiotemporal evolution of damage in marble speci­mens under uniaxial compression is monitored using Pressure Stimulated Currents (PSCs) and Acoustic Emissions (AEs). The novelty of the study is the use of an integrated grid of sensors (instead of a single pair of electrodes) to detect the weak electrical signals, emitted during loading. The use of such a grid of sensors does indeed enhance the capabilities of the PSC technique providing valuable information about the initiation and propagation of micro-fracturing at the interior of the specimens. The experimental results indicate that both the im­proved b-value of the AE hits and the energy of the PSCs offer information about the proximity of the applied stress to that causing fracture. It is thus con­­cluded that both quantities could be considered as pre-failure indicators.


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    Stavrakas, I., Kourkoulis, S., & Triantis, D. (2019). Damage evolution in marble under uniaxial compression monitored by Pressure Stimulated Currents and Acoustic Emissions . Frattura Ed Integrità Strutturale, 13(50), 573–583. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.50.48

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