Morphogenesis and propagation of complex cracks induced by thermal shocks

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Bourdin , Blaise; Marigo , Jean-Jacques; Maurini , Corrado; Sicsic , Paul;
(2013)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Subject: [ SPI.MECA ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph] | Condensed Matter - Materials Science | [SPI.MECA]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph] | Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter

International audience; We study the genesis and the selective propagation of complex crack networks induced by thermal shock or drying of brittle materials. We use a quasi-static gradient damage model to perform large scale numerical simulations showing that the propag... View more
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