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Thermodynamics and the cohesive zone in fracture

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This paper discusses the thermodynamics of the cohesive zone preceding a running crack. Appropriate forms of the first two laws are given and some simple constitutive equations are discussed.


In dieser Arbeit wird die Thermodynamik der Kohäsions-Zone diskutiert, die einem laufenden Riss voraneilt. Es werden passende Formen der ersten zwei Hauptsähe angegeben, und es werden einige einfache Stoffgleichungen diskutiert.

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Gurtin, M.E. Thermodynamics and the cohesive zone in fracture. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (ZAMP) 30, 991–1003 (1979).

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  • Mathematical Method
  • Constitutive Equation
  • Cohesive Zone
  • Simple Constitutive Equation