Crack front waves and the dynamics of a rapidly moving crack

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Abstract

A study was carried out to demonstrate that localized waves, "front waves," (FWs) generated by an asperity, fundamentally affect a crack's dynamics. It was shown that FWs both transport energy along the crack front and locally impart inertia to the initially "massless" crack.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number085503
Pages (from-to)85503/1-85503/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Feb 2002

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