Characteristic length of damage localization in steel

K. Y. Volokh

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In this note we calculate the characteristic length, ∼10. μm, of DH36 steel, which gives the size of a representative material volume where damage localizes initiating a crack. It is remarkable that our direct calculation does not require the knowledge of the internal structure of material and it is based on the results of the macroscopic experiments only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Characteristic length
  • Crack
  • Damage
  • Localization
  • Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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