A Possible Limiting Case Behavior for Brittle Material Fracture

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R. M. Christensen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Appl. Mech 69(6), 772-774 (Oct 31, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1483835 History: Received January 02, 2001; Revised October 19, 2001; Online October 31, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Uniaxial stress fracture pattern



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