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Self-affine properties of fractures in brittle materials

Parisi, A and Caldarelli, G (2000) Self-affine properties of fractures in brittle materials. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 280 (1-2). pp. 161-165. ISSN 0378-4371

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We present the result of numerical simulations for a fracturing process in a three-dimensional solid subjected to a mode-I load in a quasi-static regime. The solid is described using the Born model on an FCC lattice with a starting notch. We obtain a value of the roughness exponent ζ≃0.5 in agreement with the value measured in microfracturing experiments. Our result supports the idea that at small length scales the fracturing process can be considered as quasi-static, which is the basic of the possible application of the model of line depinning to the case of fractures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 124915
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2018 09:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 16:50
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