Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM
Place: WRW 102

Complex crack patterns in brittle fracture mechanics

V. Lazarus - Univ Paris-Sud/CNRS, France

Whether in human body (skins, bones, teeth...), in food (cheeses, caramel chunks...), in homes (paintings, sealing joints...), in nature (basalt columns, barks, soils...) or in manufactured objects (aircrafts, screens, composites, coatings...), fracture patterns often worry us, are sometimes provoked on purpose, but their wealth always fascinates us. In the framework of brittle fracture mechanics, I will present some recent results having intricate shapes as common feature: fingering instability within a highly heterogeneous interface, segmentation and coalescence in presence of tearing mode III loading, multi-cracking during the drying of colloidal dispersions.

For further information please contact Dr. K. Ravi-Chandar at Ravi or (512) 471-4213.

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