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Fracture Mechanics and Complexity Sciences

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The so-called Complexity Sciences are a topic of fast growing interest inside the scientific community. Actually, researchers did not come to a definition of complexity, since it manifests itself in so many different ways [1]. This field itself is not a single discipline, but rather a heterogeneous amalgam of different techniques of mathematics and science. In fact, under the label of Complexity Sciences we comprehend a large variety of approaches: nonlinear dynamics, deterministic chaos theory, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, fractal geometry, intermediate asymptotics, complete and incomplete similarity, renormalization group theory, catastrophe theory, self-organized criticality, neural networks, cellular automata, fuzzy logic, etc.

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Carpinteri, A., Puzzi, S. (2006). Fracture Mechanics and Complexity Sciences. In: Gdoutos, E.E. (eds) Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures. Springer, Dordrecht.

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