Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems

Hardcover | November 1, 1997

byBikas K. Chakrabarti, L. Gilles Benguigui

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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.

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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...

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