Characteristic length of damage localization in rubber

K. Y. Volokh

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In this letter we calculate the characteristic length ~0.2 mm of natural rubber, which presents the width of a narrow zone where damage localizes initiating a crack. It is remarkable that our direct calculation is based on the results of the macroscopic experiments only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • characteristic length
  • damage localization
  • rubber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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