Analytics web sites are a great way to waste time… After colleague and co-author Corrado Maurini mentioned that our so far, our paper on crack nucleation (Tanné, Li, Bourdin, Marigo, & Maurini, 2018) was the most cited article published in 2018 the Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, I came up with the following factoids (as of 2018-10-30):
- The 2000 article introducing phase-field approach to fracture as a regularization of variational models of brittle fracture (Bourdin, Francfort, & Marigo, 2000) is the 19th most cited article published after 2000 in the Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids (45th since 1990).
- My 2007 article in Interface and Free Boundaries (Bourdin, 2007) is the most cited article in this journal since its creation.
- The 2008 long article “The Variational Approach to Fracture” (Bourdin, Francfort, & Marigo, 2008) is the 8th most cited paper in Journal of Elasticity since its creation, and the 3rd published after 2000.
Who would have though that Web of Science could be so fun?
- Tanné, E., Li, T., Bourdin, B., Marigo, J.-J., & Maurini, C. (2018). Crack nucleation in variational phase-field models of brittle fracture. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 110, 80–99. DOI:10.1016/j.jmps.2017.09.006 Download
- Bourdin, B., Francfort, G. A., & Marigo, J.-J. (2000). Numerical experiments in revisited brittle fracture. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 48(4), 797–826. DOI:10.1016/S0022-5096(99)00028-9 Download
- Bourdin, B. (2007). Numerical implementation of a variational formulation of quasi-static brittle fracture. Interfaces Free Bound., 9, 411–430. DOI:10.4171/IFB/171 Download
- Bourdin, B., Francfort, G. A., & Marigo, J.-J. (2008). The Variational Approach to Fracture. J. Elasticity, 91(1-3), 1–148. DOI:10.1007/s10659-007-9107-3 Download