International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 202, Issue 2, pp 271–279 | Cite as

Energy release rate and criticality of multiscale defects kinetics

  • O. B. Naimark


Configuration mechanics of solid with defects (microcracks, microshears) was used for statistical description of multiscale defect interaction, presentation of out-of-equilibrium free energy release rate and defects kinetics, which reveals specific type of criticality—structural-scaling transition. According to this transition defects kinetics occurs as generation of collective modes of defects that have the nature of self-similar solutions for defects kinetic equations. It is showm using original “in-situ” experiments that spatial-temporal scenario of collective modes leads to specific fractographic pattern on fracture surface and self-similar material responses in wide range of load intensity.


Criticality of damage-failure transition Damage localization Collective modes of defects Energy release rate 



Research was supported by the Project No. 14-19-01173 of the Russian Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics RASPermRussia

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