Crack Growth Under Conditions of Creep and Damage

  • L. Kachanov
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The dissipative criterion is introduced for slow crack growth under creep and damage. The crack length and damage are determined by a system of two ordinary nonlinear differential equations of the first order. An integrable combinations is obtained. An example is considered of a crack growing in the strip under tension.


Entropy Brittle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kachanov
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  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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