Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Fracture and Complexity

One Century since Griffith’s Milestone

Authors: Carpinteri, Alberto

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  • Systematically addresses the complex aspects of damage, microcracking and fracture in composite materials
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The book explores the two opposite natural trends of composite systems: (i) order and structure emerging from heterogeneity and randomness, and (ii) instability and chaos arising from simple nonlinear rules. Providing insights into the rapidly growing field of complexity sciences, the book focuses on the role of complexity in fracture mechanics. It firstly discusses the occurrence of self-similarity and fractal patterns in deformation, damage, fracture,  and fragmentation of heterogeneous materials and the apparent scaling of the nominal mechanical properties of disordered materials, as well as of the time-to-failure after fatigue and creep loading. Then the book addresses criticality in the acoustic emissions from damaged structures and tectonic faults. Further, it examines the snap-back instability in the structural behavior of relatively large composite structures in the framework of catastrophe theory, and lastly describes the transition toward chaos in the dynamics of cracked elements.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fracture and Complexity
Book Subtitle
One Century since Griffith’s Milestone
Authors
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
237
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-2026-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-2026-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-2024-1
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 949
Number of Illustrations
615 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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