Micro and macro phenomena of fracture

  • Dietmar GrossEmail author
  • Thomas Seelig
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Origins and phenomena of fracture are manifold. The reason for this can be found in the fact that the phenomena are predominantly determined by the microscopic properties of a material which in turn vary extensively from material to material. In this book, emphasis is placed on a continuum-mechanical description of macroscopic fracture behavior. Nevertheless, it is beneficial to have a certain understanding of microscopic events.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe University (KIT)Institute of MechanicsKarslruheGermany

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