International Applied Mechanics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 241–243 | Cite as

Fracture mechanics and parapsychology


The problem of postcritical deformation of materials beyond the ultimate strength is considered a division of fracture mechanics. A simple example is used to show the relationship between this problem and parapsychology, which studies phenomena and processes where the causality principle fails. It is shown that the concept of postcritical deformation leads to problems with no solution


fracture mechanics postcritical deformation causality principle parapsychology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MiamiUSA

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