Some Considerations on the Thermodynamics of Fracture

  • Hein Peter Stüwe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 59)


It has become fashionable to discuss mechanical phenomena such as fracture within the framework of thermodynamical equations. This should, of course, never lead to any error; on the other hand, the fertility of such considerations is often overestimated. In this paper it will be tried to illustrate some special points from the experimenter's point of view:


Fatigue Crack Stress Intensity Factor Flow Stress Crack Growth Rate Slip Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hein Peter Stüwe
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  1. 1.Österreichische Akademie der WissenschaftenErich-Schmid-Institut für FestkörperphysikLeobenAustria

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