A Mesomechanical Model for Brittle Deformation Processes: Part I

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Dusan Krajcinovic

Department of Civil Engineering, Mechanics, and Metallurgy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill. 60680

Dragoslav Sumarac

Civil Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

J. Appl. Mech 56(1), 51-56 (Mar 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3176065 History: Received February 02, 1988; Revised July 25, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


The discussion centers on the formulation of a constitutive model for brittle solids satisfying two conflicting requirements: simplicity and accuracy. Owing to the inherent complexity oif the problem, stemming from the random distribution of interacting defects, analytical expressions relating macrofields are possible only under some restrictive conditions emphasizing modest levels of defect concentrations.

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