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Strength of Highly Porous Brittle Materials

Nature volume 180, pages 862863 (26 October 1957) | Download Citation

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THE experimental scatter in strength measurements of brittle materials is now accepted as reflecting the inherent statistical nature of this type of failure rather than an excessive sensitivity to measuring methods. Moreover, some characteristic features of brittle bodies, such as the scale effect, whereby geometrically similar test pieces of different absolute size give significantly different results, are easily explained on a statistical basis.

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  1. Research Department, British Plaster Board (Holdings), Ltd., East Leake, Nr. Loughborough, Leics.

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