Analysis of Cracks Related to Rock Fragmentation

  • Finn Ouchterlony
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 275)


In the late 1960’s, fracture mechanics was seldom used in the analysis of rock fragmentation problems. Examplifying rock mechanics textbooks with Jaeger and Cook 1, they they do present Griffith’s theory of fracture and the term fracture mechanics in passing but not any applications to fragmentation.


Stress Intensity Factor Energy Release Rate Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Radial Crack Short Crack 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Finn Ouchterlony
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  1. 1.Swedish Detonic Research Foundation (SveDeFo)StockholmSweden

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