Tunable failure in marginally rigid matter

@inproceedings{Driscoll2015TunableFI,
  title={Tunable failure in marginally rigid matter},
  author={Michelle M Driscoll and Bryan Gin-ge Chen and Thomas H. Beuman and Stephan Ulrich and Sidney R. Nagel and Vincenzo Vitelli},
  year={2015}
}
Using both experiments and simulations, we investigate fracture in `fragile' solids which are close to a rigidity transition. We observe that the lateral width of a fracture-induced crack increases as the rigidity transition is approached until it saturates at the system size. In the latter case, the evolution of material failure is consistent with the homogeneous random breaking of bonds. Thus by studying marginally rigid systems, one can enlarge the fracture process zone to engulf the entire… CONTINUE READING

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