Synergetic principles of physical mesomechanics

V. E. Panin

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A synergetic methodology of physical mesomechanics is developed. Fundamental principles underlying the approach are discussed and formulated. The methodology is shown to account for and substantiate well-known plastic-deformation and fracture mechanisms in solids under various loading conditions. An analysis of the available experimental evidence suggests that the key meso- and macroscale processes developed in solids under load occur at maximum tangential stresses. Microscale deformation caused by dislocations is self-adaptable. Physical mesomechanics establishes natural relations between the physics of dislocation-induced deformation, continuum mechanics of solids, and fracture mechanics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-298
Number of pages38
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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