The Variational Approach to Fracture

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Presenting original results from both theoretical and numerical viewpoints, this text offers a detailed discussion of the variational approach to brittle fracture. This approach views crack growth as the result of a competition between bulk and surface energy, treating crack evolution from its initiation all the way to the failure of a sample. The authors model crack initiation, crack path, and crack extension for arbitrary geometries and loads.

The Variational Approach to Fracture 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048176243

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The Variational Approach to Fracture 2008, Springer, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781402063947

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