Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 767–773 | Cite as

Branching of cracks produced in a plate by impact

  • V. M. Verchuk


The problem of crack propagation in the presence of a large number of branching events is considered in the case of a semi-infinite inhomogeneous plate to whose edge an impact load is applied. The theory of random processes is employed. The mean-square distance and the mean-square angular deviation of the cracks from the branching axis are determined; these quantities are convenient for comparison with the experimental data.


Experimental Data Mathematical Modeling Mechanical Engineer Industrial Mathematic Random Process 
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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Verchuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Dnepropetrovsk

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