International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 168, Issue 1, pp 113–116 | Cite as

Characteristic Length of Damage Localization in Rubber

Letters in Farcture and Micromechanics

Abstract

In this letter we calculate the characteristic length ~0.2 mm of natural rubber, which presents the width of a narrow zone where damage localizes initiating a crack. It is remarkable that our direct calculation is based on the results of the macroscopic experiments only.

Keywords

characteristic length damage localization rubber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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