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Introduction

  • Meinhard KunaEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 201)

Abstract

The term>>fracture<< describes the local detachment of material cohesion in a solid body. It concerns a process that either partially disrupts the body which leads to the development of incipient cracks or entirely destroys it.

Keywords

Stress Intensity Factor Fracture Process Boundary Element Method Classical Strength Incipient Crack 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute für Mechanik und FluiddynamikTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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