Does the continuum theory of dynamic fracture work?

David A. Kessler, Herbert Levine

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The validity of the linear elastic fracture mechanics approach to dynamic fracture was investigated. A two-dimensional (2D) square lattice with unit spacing between the mass points was used. The results suggested that reflection from the free edge of the sample was sufficient to render inaccurate the Eshelby calculation of the stress-intensity factor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036118
Pages (from-to)361181-361184
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3 2
StatePublished - Sep 2003


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