Cooperative Fracture?Statistical Models

by Michal Basista, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, USA,
Dusan Krajcinovic, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


The brittle failure of certain engineering materials represents but an ultimate phase in a process characterized by an evolving system of microdefects distributed over a large part of the volume. The paper analyzes the applicability of the deterministic models to describe the processes of brittle deformation dominated by the evolution of interacting microcracks (cooperative fracture).

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Cracking | Brittleness | Stress strain relations | Stress analysis | Materials processing | Materials engineering

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