Fracture Spacing in Layered Materials: a New Explanation Based on Two-dimensional Failure Process Modeling

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Opening-mode fractures in layered materials, such as sedimentary rocks, pavement, functionally graded composite materials or surface coating films, often are periodically distributed with spacings scaled to the thickness of the fractured layer. The current general explanation is that when the fracture spacing to layer thickness ratio changes from greater… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tang2008FractureSI, title={Fracture Spacing in Layered Materials: a New Explanation Based on Two-dimensional Failure Process Modeling}, author={Chun-lei Tang and Z. Z. Liang and David G. L. Wang and J. X. Zhang and Jin Song Liu and W. C. Zhu and Derek Elsworth}, year={2008} }