Statistical Meso-Mechanics of Damage and Failure: How Microdamage Induces Disaster

Series Publication of Multiscale Mechanics

  • Yilong Bai
  • Mengfen Xia
  • Fujiu Ke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Yilong Bai, Mengfen Xia, Fujiu Ke
    Pages 1-70
  3. Yilong Bai, Mengfen Xia, Fujiu Ke
    Pages 239-336
  4. Yilong Bai, Mengfen Xia, Fujiu Ke
    Pages 337-451
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 452-497

About this book


This book introduces a trans-scale framework necessary for the physical understanding of breakdown behaviors and presents some new paradigm to clarify the mechanisms underlying the trans-scale processes. The publication of this book based on the interaction of mechanics and statistical physics can help to deepen the understanding of how microdamage induces disaster and benefit the forecasting of the occurrence of catastrophic rupture. The readers of the book would be graduate students, researchers, engineers working on civil, mechanical and geo-engineering, etc.  However, people with various background but interested in disaster reduction and forecasting, like applied physics, geophysics, seismology, etc., may also be interested in the book. 


Meso-Scale Mechanics Damage and Failure in Heterogeneous Media Catastrophic Disaster Deformation in Media with Mesoscopic Heterogeneities Micro-Damage Population Critical Catastrophe Size Effect Evolution-Induced Catastrophe Critical Sensitivity Catastrophic Failure Breakdown Behavior

Authors and affiliations

  • Yilong Bai
    • 1
  • Mengfen Xia
    • 2
  • Fujiu Ke
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Non-linear Mechanics (LNM)Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsPeking University BeijingChina
  3. 3.The School of PhysicsBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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