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Crack Growth Based on Energy Balance

  • Emmanuel E. GdoutosEmail author
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Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 263)

Abstract

When a solid is fractured new surfaces are created in the medium in a thermodynamically irreversible manner. Material separation is caused by the rupture of atomic bonds due to high local stresses. The phenomenon of fracture may be approached from different points of view, depending on the scale of observation.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    Obreimoff JW (1930) The splitting strength of mica. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London AU7, pp 290–297Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of AthensAthensGreece

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