Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 319–326 | Cite as

Symmetry and cleavage fracture

  • M. A. Lebedev
  • B. V. Litvinov


The role of the symmetry of the interaction of shock waves with free and supported surfaces in the formation of cleavage fractures is studied. A qualitative analysis is made of the schemes of two limiting cases of the development of relief processes in a plate compressed by a shock wave. The results of the analysis are compared with our experiments and those of other researchers. The data obtained indicate that the process of cleavage fractures can be controlled by changing the loading symmetry.


Qualitative Analysis Dynamical System Shock Wave Mechanical Engineer Cleavage Fracture 


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  • M. A. Lebedev
  • B. V. Litvinov

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