Author ' s personal copy Estimating terminal velocity of rough cracks in the framework of discrete fractal fracture mechanics

@inproceedings{Yavari2010AuthorS,
  title={Author ' s personal copy Estimating terminal velocity of rough cracks in the framework of discrete fractal fracture mechanics},
  author={Arash Yavari and Hamed Khezrzadeh},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we first obtain the order of stress singularity for a dynamically propagating self-affine fractal crack. We then show that there is always an upper bound to roughness, i.e. a propagating fractal crack reaches a terminal roughness. We then study the phenomenon of reaching a terminal velocity. Assuming that propagation of a fractal crack is… CONTINUE READING