Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

New article on crack nucleation in variational phase-field models

A new article with E. Tanné, T. Li, J.-J. Marigo and C. Maurini tackles the issue of crack nucleation in variational phase-field models of fracture is to appear in the Journal of Mehcniacs and physics of Solids.

We show that carefuylly designed models can reconcile strength and toughness criteria, and account for size effects. We compare numerical simulations and experiments in a wide range of brittle materials and geometries including U- and V-notches.

Download the preprint from HAL, or the published version DOI:10.1016/j.jmps.2017.09.006.

Generalized critical stress intensity factor in a U-notch as a function of the non-dimensional notch radius. Numerical simulations vs. experiments compiled in (F. J. Gómez, G. V. Guinea, and M. Elices, 2006, Int. J. Fracture) Generalized critical stress intensity factor in a U-notch as a function of the non-dimensional notch radius. Numerical simulations vs. experiments compiled in (F. J. Gómez, G. V. Guinea, and M. Elices, 2006, Int. J. Fracture DOI:10.1007/s10704-006-0066-7)

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