A fractal criterion for ductile and brittle fracture

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A universal relationship between roughness and toughness of fractures is proposed and a new criterion to define brittle and ductile fracture is derived from the Griffith energy balance concept and fractal geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3220-3222
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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