PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ange-Therese Akono, Pooyan Kabir, Influence of geochemistry on toughening behavior of organic-rich shale, Acta Geotecnica, DOI:  10.1007/s11440-018-0715-9, (2018).
  2. Ange-Therese Akono, Jiaxin Chen, Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Friction and Fracture Characteristics of Engineered Crumb-Rubber Concrete at Microscopic Lengthscale, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 175, pp. 735-745, (2018).
  3. Kevin Anderson, Ange-Therese AkonoMicrostructure–toughness relationships in calcium aluminate cement–polymer composites using instrumented scratch testing, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 52, pp. 13120-13132, (2017).
  4. Pooyan Kabir, Franz-Josef Ulm, Ange-Therese AkonoRate-Independent Fracture Toughness of Grey and Black Kerogen-Rich Shales, Acta Geotecnica, doi:10.1007/s11440-017-0562-0, (2017).
  5. Ange-Therese Akono, Franz-Josef Ulm, Microscopic Toughness of Viscous Solids via Scratching: From Amorphous Polymers to Gas Shale,  Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, Vol. 7, pp. 04017009, (2017).
  6. Ange-Therese AkonoLetter to the Editor Reply to “Discussion on the Fracture mechanics interpretation of the scratch test by Akono et al.Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 178, pp. 14-21, (2017).
  7. Caroline V. Johnson, Jiaxin Chen, Nicole P. Hasparyk, Paulo J. M. Monteiro, Ange-Therese AkonoFracture properties of the alkali silicate gel using microscopic scratch testingCement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 79, pp. 71-75, (2017).
  8. Ange-Therese Akono, Gregory A. Bouche, Rebuttal: shallow and deep scratch tests as powerful alternatives to asses the fracture properties of quasi-brittle materialsEngineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 158, pp. 23-38, (2016).
  9. Ange-Therese Akono, Pooyan Kabir, Microscopic Characterization of Gas Shale via Scratch Testing, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 78, Part B, pp. 86-92, (2016).
  10. Ange-Therese AkonoEnergetic Size Effect Law at the Microscopic Scale: Application to Progressive-load Scratch TestingASCE’s Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, Vol. 6, (2016).
  11. Gregory A. Bouche, Ange-Therese Akono, Micromechanics-based Lower Bounds on the Macroscopic Fracture Toughness of Micro-Particulate Composites, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 148, pp. 243-257  (2015) [pdf].
  12. Konrad J. Krakowiak, Jeffrey J. Thomas, Simone Musso, Simon James, Ange-Therese Akono, Franz-Josef Ulm: Nano-chemo-mechanical Signature of Conventional Oil-well Cement Systems: Effects of Elevated Temperature and Curing Time Cement Concrete Research, Vol. 67, pp. 103-121, (2015) [pdf].
  13. A.-T. Akono, F.-J. Ulm, Z. P. Bazant: Discussion: Strength-to-fracture scaling in scratching, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 119, pp. 21 (2014) [pdf].
  14. A.-T. Akono, F.-J. Ulm: An improved technique for characterizing the fracture toughness via scratch test experiments Wear, Vol. 313, pp. 117 (2014) [pdf].
  15. A.-T. Akono and F.-J. Ulm, Fracture Scaling Relations for Scratch Tests of Axisymmetric Shape, Journal of The Mechanics and Physics of Solids,  Vol. 60 (3), pp. 379 (2012) [pdf].
  16. A.-T. Akono, N. X. Randall and F.-J. Ulm, Experimental determination of the fracture toughness via micro scratch tests: application to polymers, ceramics and metals, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 27, pp. 485 (2012) [pdf].
  17. A.-T Akono, P. M. Reis, F.-J. Ulm, Scratching as a Fracture Process: From butter to Steel, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, pp. 4302 (2011) [pdf].
  18. A.-T. Akono, F.-J. Ulm: Scratch test model for the determination of fracture toughness. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, pp. 334 (2011) [pdf].