Scaling properties of crack branching and brittle fragmentation
M. Davydova1, O. Naimark1, V. Leontiev1 and S. Uvarov1
1 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics RAS, 1 Ak. Korolev str., 614013 Perm, Russia
Published online: 19 January 2011
The present study is focused on the correlation of scaling properties of crack branching and brittle fragmentation with damage accumulation and a change in the fracture mechanism. The experimental results obtained from the glass fragmentation tests indicate that the size distribution of fragments has a fractal character and is described by a power law.
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