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Damage spreading in quasi-brittle disordered solids: II. What the statistics of precursors teach us about compressive failure

  title={Damage spreading in quasi-brittle disordered solids: II. What the statistics of precursors teach us about compressive failure},
  author={Estelle Berthier and Ashwij Mayya and Laurent Ponson},
We investigate numerically and theoretically the precursory intermittent activity characterizing the preliminary phase of damage accumulation prior to failure of quasi-brittle solids. We use a minimal but thermodynamically consistent model of damage growth and localization developed by Berthier et al. (2017). The approach accounts for both microstructural disorder and non-local interactions and permits inferring a complete scaling description of the spatio-temporal structure of failure… Expand
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