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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    1Department of Mathematics and Center for Computation & Technology,

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

    2Laboratoire de M´ecanique des Solides (UMR-CNRS 7649), E´cole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex

    3Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (UMR-CNRS 7190),

    Universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France

    4Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (UMR-CNRS 7190), CNRS, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France

    5Lafarge Centre de Recherche, 95 Rue de Montmurier 38290 St-Quentin-Fallavier, France

    (Dated: November 28, 2013)

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    ticity 91, 5 (2008). [3] H. A. Bahr, G. Fischer, and H. J. Weiss, J. Mater. Sci.

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