Solids subject to continuous changes of temperature or mechanical load often exhibit discontinuous avalanche-like responses. For instance, avalanche dynamics have been observed during plastic deformation , fracture, domain switching in ferroic materials or martensitic transformations. The statistical analysis of avalanches reveals a very complex scenario with a distinctive lack of characteristic scales. Much effort has been devoted in the last decades to understand the origin and ubiquity of scale-free behaviour in solids and many other systems. This chapter reviews some efforts to understand the characteristics of avalanches in martensites through mathematical modelling.
|Title of host publication||Avalanches in Functional Materials and Geophysics|
|Editors||Ekhard K. H. Salje, Avadh Saxena, Antoni Planes|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Understanding Complex Systems|