Dynamics of fractures in quenched disordered media.

  title={Dynamics of fractures in quenched disordered media.},
  author={G. Caldarelli and R. Cafiero and A. Gabrielli},
  journal={Physical Review E},
  • G. Caldarelli, R. Cafiero, A. Gabrielli
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Physical Review E
  • We introduce a model for fractures in quenched disordered media. This model has a deterministic extremal dynamics, driven by the energy function of a network of springs ~Born Hamiltonian!. The breakdown is the result of the cooperation between the external field and the quenched disorder. This model can be considered as describing the low-temperature limit for crack propagation in solids. To describe the memory effects in this dynamics and then to study the resistance properties of the system… CONTINUE READING


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