Variational Approach to Fracture1402063954, 9781402063954

Author : Blaise Bourdin
Description:Presenting original results from both theoretical and numerical viewpoints, this text offers a detailed discussion of the variational approach to brittle fracture. This approach views crack growth as the result of a competition between bulk and surface energy, treating crack evolution from its initiation all the way to the failure of a sample. The authors model crack initiation, crack path, and crack extension for arbitrary geometries and loads.
Categories: Physics Mechanics: Mechanics of deformable bodies
Year :2008
Publisher : Springer
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 172
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