Simulation of damage accumulation kinetics with a probabilistic cellular automaton
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- Alekseev, D.V. & Kazunina, G.A. Phys. Solid State (2006) 48: 272. doi:10.1134/S1063783406020132
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The kinetics of damage accumulation and the evolution of damage clusters in loaded materials are simulated with a probabilistic cellular automaton controlled by three probabilities, namely, by the probabilities of free-cell occupation, cluster perimeter growth, and coalescence of clusters separated by a critical distance. The automaton algorithm is realized with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 as a single-document Windows application connected with Microsoft Excel, which is used as an automaton client to save and process output data. The operation of the automaton is illustrated by the example of the kinetics of damage accumulation and the evolution of a damage cluster structure compared for two simulation scenarios.