New method for predicting and describing how materials break

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 14:28 in Physics & Chemistry

a new mathematical model describes the fracture process for materials such as glass, polymers, concrete, ceramics, metals, rocks, and even certain geological fractures. The simulation model is powerful enough to predict and describe crack patterns in structures ranging in size from the microscopic to others as large as certain geological faults.

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