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Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems : Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials - Bikas K. Chakrabarti

Statistical Physics of Fracture and Breakdown in Disordered Systems

Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780198520566
Number Of Pages: 176

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Under extreme conditions the mechanical or electrical properties of solids tend to destabilize, leading to failure or breakdown. These instabilities often nucleate or spread from disorders in the structure of the solid. This book by two experts in the field investigates current techniques for modeling these failure and breakdown processes. It illustrates the basic modeling principles through a series of computer and laboratory simulations and table top' experiments. The book centers on three important case studies: electrical failures like fuse and dielectric breakdown; mechanical fractures; and earthquakes, which exhibit dynamic failure.
The material will interest all graduate students and researchers studying disordered systems, whether their focus is the mechanical failure of solids, the electrical breakdown of conductors, or earthquake mechanics.

1: Introduction 2: Electrical breakdown in disordered solids 3: Fracture strength of disordered solids 4: Earthquakes in model systems References Index

ISBN: 9780198520566
ISBN-10: 0198520565
Series: Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38