On the Self-Healing Fracture Mode

@inproceedings{Madariaga2003OnTS,
  title={On the Self-Healing Fracture Mode},
  author={Raul Madariaga},
  year={2003}
}
We present the analytical solution for a fundamental fracture mode in the form of a self-similar, self-healing pulse. The existence of such a fracture mode was strongly suggested by recent numerical simulations of seismic ruptures but, to our knowledge, no formal proof of their origin has been proposed yet. We present a two-dimensional, anti-plane solution for fixed rupture and healing speeds that satisfies both the wave equation and crack boundary conditions for a simple Coulomb friction law… CONTINUE READING

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