Failure is described as the evolution of a kinetic system, and the conditions are considered for the formation of a stable structure arising from damage elements. A parabolic-type equation system describes the kinetics and is constructed on the basis of interaction between damage elements of two types, which are identified as local excited states interacting in accordance with the rules of formal chemical kinetics. The solutions staisfy the general laws of solid-state failure.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)