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Avalanches in Solids

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Serrations; Slip avalanches; Slips


Avalanches are domino-like processes where one event triggers another.

Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) are noncrystalline metals, typically produced by rapid quenching and comprising three or more elements. The need for rapid quenching limits the thickness of metallic glasses in one dimension.

The complementary cumulative distribution C(S) of avalanche sizes S gives the probability of finding an avalanche with size greater than S.

A low-pass filter is an electronic circuit that passes signals with frequencies lower than a specified cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.

Mean-field theory is an approximation to a model for which the physical interactions are replaced by infinite-range interactions in order to solve the model analytically.

A piezoelectric load cell is a sensor that generates a potential when a force is applied; the output is calibrated so that the sensor can be used...

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Dahmen, K.A., Wright, W. (2020). Avalanches in Solids. In: Altenbach, H., Öchsner, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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    Avalanches in Solids
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    Avalanches in Solids, Theory and Experiments
    24 May 2018