Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems by Bikas K. ChakrabartiStatistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems by Bikas K. Chakrabarti

Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems

byBikas K. Chakrabarti, L. Gilles Benguigui

Hardcover | November 1, 1997

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Under extreme conditions the mechanical or electrical properties of solids tend to be destabilized and failure or breakdown occurs. In practice these instabilities in the solid often nucleate or spread from disorders in the structure of the solid. This book investigates the modelling of suchfailure and breakdown processes. The basic principles are illuminated with a large number of computer simulations and laboratory simulations or `table top' experiments. Three particular case studies of failure are presented: electrical failures like fuse and dielectric breakdown; mechanicalfracture; and earthquakes as an example of dynamic failure.
Bikas K. Chakrabarti is at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta. L. Gilles Benguigui is at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
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Title:Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:172 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198520565

ISBN - 13:9780198520566

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Electrical breakdown in disordered solids3. Fracture strength of disordered solids4. Earthquakes in model systemsReferencesIndex