Pattern selection of multicrack propagation in quenched crystals

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We study crack propagation in locally quenched crystals by two- and three-dimensional numerical simulations of a deterministic spring model. Controlling applied stress and material specific parameters, we find that a cellular structure bounded by cracks forms and the size of cells is selected through relaxation processes. We also find that numerical results are well represented with a scaling relation including two different regions of crack growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1748-R1751
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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