Scaling Theories for Quasibrittle Fracture : Recent Advances and New Directions

@inproceedings{ZScalingTF,
  title={Scaling Theories for Quasibrittle Fracture : Recent Advances and New Directions},
  author={Z. and Pl{\'a}cida Baz}
}
A review of the basic theories of scaling in solid mechanics is presented. The problem of scaling is approached through dimensional analysis, laws of thermodynamics and asymptotic matching. Definitive conclusions on the relative importance of various sources of size effect (energy release, Weibull statistics, and crack fractality) tlrc drawn. The size effect laws for crack initiation from smooth surf2tce and for both cracked and uncracked specimens are presented. A simpler, one-size version of… CONTINUE READING
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