Dynamic fracture mechanics

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


So far, our investigations of crack initiation and propagation have always been based on the assumption of quasistatic conditions. This is no longer justified when inertia forces or high strain rates significantly affect the fracture behavior. It is, for instance, well known that a material is more likely to fail under impulsive dynamic loading than in case of a slowly applied load.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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