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    • Time-dependent damage evolution and failure in materials. I. Theory 

      Curtin, W. A.; Scher, H. (American Physical Society, 1997-05-01)
      Damage evolution and time-to-failure are investigated for a model material in which damage formation is a stochastic event. Specifically, the probability of failure at any site at time t is proportional to sigma(i)(t)(eta), ...
    • Toughening in disordered brittle materials 

      Curtin, W. A. (American Physical Society, 1997-05-01)
      The growth of a planar crack through a heterogeneous brittle material is investigated using a discrete cubic lattice of springs with distributed spring toughnesses and lattice Green's functions to determine crack propagation. ...