Understanding Complex Systems

Avalanches in Functional Materials and Geophysics

Editors: Salje, Ekhard K. H., Saxena, Avadh, Planes, Antoni (Eds.)

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  • Presents a state-of-the-art coverage of avalanches in different physical systems
  • Offers a unified view of aspects in condensed matter, materials physics and geophysics
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This book provides the state-of-the art of the present understanding of avalanche phenomena in both functional materials and geophysics. The main emphasis of the book is analyzing these apparently different problems within the common perspective of out-of-equilibrium phenomena displaying spatial and temporal complexity that occur in a broad range of scales. Many systems, when subjected to an external force, respond intermittently in the form of avalanches that often span over a wide range of sizes, energies and durations. This is often related to a class of critical behavior characterized by the absence of characteristic scales. Typical examples are magnetization processes, plastic deformation and failure occuring in functional materials. These phenomena share many similarities with seismicity arising from the earth crust failure due to stresses that originate from plate tectonics.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Statistical Mechanics Perspective on Earthquakes

    Klein, W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Mean Field Theory of Slip Statistics

    Dahmen, Karin A.

    Pages 19-30

  • From Labquakes in Porous Materials to Earthquakes

    Vives, Eduard (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • Towards a Quantitative Analysis of Crackling Noise by Strain Drop Measurements

    Soprunyuk, Viktor (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Crackling Noise in Digital and Real Rocks–Implications for Forecasting Catastrophic Failure in Porous Granular Media

    Main, Ian G. (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Avalanches in Functional Materials and Geophysics
Editors
  • Ekhard K. H. Salje
  • Avadh Saxena
  • Antoni Planes
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45612-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45612-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45610-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83330-9
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 298
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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