Quasi-viscous fracture of brittle media with stochastic pore distribution

A. Yu Smolin, Ig S. Konovalenko, S. N. Kul'Kov, S. G. Psakhie

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The development of deformation and fracture under uniaxial loading conditions in porous ceramic materials with the pore space having regular and stochastic structures of various types has been studied by method of movable cellular automata. The influence of the porous structure on the dynamics of damage nucleation and development is been analyzed, and a correlation between the effective stiffness of porous samples and the rate of damage accumulation is found. It is concluded that brittle materials can exhibit quasi-viscous fracture determined entirely by the pore space structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-740
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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