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# Creep Fracture: Creep Laws and Elementary Microscopic-Fracture Models

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## Abstract

This chapter begins with some background on the theory of creep-flow behavior by dislocation motion, by defect motion, or by the combined effect of both. This elementary knowledge allows for the establishment of laws and rules of creep flow on a macroscopic scale. Then the application to a smooth body introduces the notions of skeletal-point and reference stresses.

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Creep Rate Void Growth Maximum Principal Stress Cavity Growth Creep Crack Growth
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