Fractures in heterogeneous two-dimensional systems

A Politi, M Zei

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Abstract

A two-dimensional triangular lattice with bond disorder is used as a testing ground for fracture behavior in heterogeneous materials in strain-controlled conditions. Simulations are performed with two interaction potentials (harmonic and Lennard-Jones types) and different breaking thresholds. We study the strain range where the fracture progressively develops from the first to the last breakdown. Scaling properties with the lattice size are investigated: no qualitative difference is found between the two interaction potentials. Clustering properties of the broken bonds are also studied by grouping them into disjoint sets of connected bonds. Finally, the role of kinetic energy is analyzed by comparing overdamped with dissipationless dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056107
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume6305
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

Keywords

  • BREAKDOWN
  • DYNAMICS
  • DISORDER
  • RUPTURE
  • MEDIA

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