Morphogenesis and propagation of complex cracks induced by thermal shocks
- Publisher: American Physical Society
[ 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...