Application of fractal geometry to the problems of fracture mechanics is discussed. Fractal generalization of the energy balance equation to the case of non-square root singularities of the stress field is proposed. Analysis of the fracture at the sharp angular notch in a plate on the basis of the generalized energy balance equation is performed. Good corroboration between the suggested approach and experiments is observed.
KeywordsFracture Surface Fractal Dimension Critical Loading Fracture Process Fractal Model
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