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Statistics and thermodynamics of fractureA probabilistic model of the fracture processes unifying the phenomenological study of long term strength of materials, fracture mechanics and statistical approaches to fracture is briefly outlined. The general framework of irreversible thermodynamics is employed to model the deterministic side of the failure phenomenon. The stochastic calculus is used to account for thg failure mechanisms controlled by chance; particularly, the random roughness of fracture surfaces.
Document ID
19850037282
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chudnovsky, A. (Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Volume: 22
Issue: 8-10
ISSN: 0020-7225
Subject Category
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG3-223
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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