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Sub-critical model of damage evolution as a phase transition

Authors
  • Abaimov, S. G.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Dec 28, 2009
Submission Date
Feb 08, 2009
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 0902.1318
Source
arXiv
License
Yellow
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Abstract

Many studies investigated the application of statistical mechanics to damage phenomena. However, so far the association of damage with statistical mechanics is far from completely developed. One of the most successful approaches maps the strength elements onto the spins of a lattice. This allows applying the formalism extensively developed for spin systems to damage phenomena. To improve the model the interactions of spins at the crack tips are introduced. Further, statistical mechanics of the model is developed for different external boundary constraints.

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