Mirror-mist transition in brittle fracture

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A consistent explanation for the abrupt appearance of the mist zone in high velocity brittle fractures is given. The dependence of the boundary on flaw sizes is calculated. For low velocity fractures a gradual mirror-mist transition is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number067102
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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