Phenomenology of rupture process in homogeneous isotropic media

Manjavidze, J. and Sgrigna, V. and Zilpimiani, D. (2000) Phenomenology of rupture process in homogeneous isotropic media. Il nuovo cimento C, 23 C (2). pp. 165-176. ISSN 1826-9885

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A statistical method is proposed for the description of the fracture pro::ess in homogeneous isotropic media. In particular, the macroscopic defects formation into a medium due to the application of an external load is studied. The instability connected with the structural transition from these multimacroscopic defects to the final rupture of the body is also discussed. To this purpose, the Volterra logistic growth law is used. The statistical interpretation of the rupture catastrophic phenomenon includes the justification of the characteristic "silent time" (which has been observed to occur in some time intervals prior to the fracture), as an indicator of the above-mentioned structural transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seismology
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 14:12

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