Curvature solitons as generalized structural wave carriers of plastic deformation and fracture

V. E. Panin, V. E. Egorushkin

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A nonlinear wave approach to the description of a deformable solid as a multiscale hierarchically organized system was developed. It is shown that all types of strain-induced defects can be represented as curvature solitons of crystal structure-generalized structural wave carriers of plastic deformation and fracture of solids. The scale of a curvature soliton defines the type of a strain-induced defect. The waves of curvature solitons can be dispersed. A curvature soliton generates a crack if the Gibbs thermodynamic potential in a local curvature zone is positive and the material undergoes structural phase decay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-286
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Mesomechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • cracks
  • curvature solitons
  • nonlinear waves of plastic flow and fracture
  • strain-induced defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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