TY - JOUR

T1 - Crack dynamics in a nonlinear lattice

AU - Slepyan, Leonid I.

AU - Ayzenberg-Stepanenko, M. V.

N1 - Funding Information:
Acknowledgements This research was supported by The Israel Science Foundation, grant No. 1155/04, and ARO Grant No. 45584-MA.

PY - 2006/7

Y1 - 2006/7

N2 - A discrete two-dimensional square-cell lattice with a steady propagating crack is considered. The lattice particles are connected by massless bonds, which obey a piecewise-linear double- humped stress-strain relation. Initially, Hooke's law is valid as the first stable branch of the force-elongation diagram; then, as the elongation becomes critical, the transition to the other branch occurs. Further, when the strain reaches the next critical value, the bond breaks. This transition is assumed to occur only in a line of the breaking bonds; the bonds outside the crack line are assumed to be in the initial branch all the time. The formulation relates to the crack propagation with a 'damage zone' in front of the crack. An analytical solution is presented that allows to determine the crack speed as a function of the far-field energy release rate, to find the total speed-dependent dissipation, and to estimate the role of the damage zone. The analytical formulation and the solution present a development of the previous ones for the crack and localized phase transition dynamics in linear and bistable-bond lattices.

AB - A discrete two-dimensional square-cell lattice with a steady propagating crack is considered. The lattice particles are connected by massless bonds, which obey a piecewise-linear double- humped stress-strain relation. Initially, Hooke's law is valid as the first stable branch of the force-elongation diagram; then, as the elongation becomes critical, the transition to the other branch occurs. Further, when the strain reaches the next critical value, the bond breaks. This transition is assumed to occur only in a line of the breaking bonds; the bonds outside the crack line are assumed to be in the initial branch all the time. The formulation relates to the crack propagation with a 'damage zone' in front of the crack. An analytical solution is presented that allows to determine the crack speed as a function of the far-field energy release rate, to find the total speed-dependent dissipation, and to estimate the role of the damage zone. The analytical formulation and the solution present a development of the previous ones for the crack and localized phase transition dynamics in linear and bistable-bond lattices.

KW - Dynamics

KW - Fracture

KW - Integral transforms

KW - Nonlinear-bondlattice

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U2 - 10.1007/s10704-006-0064-9

DO - 10.1007/s10704-006-0064-9

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AN - SCOPUS:33750316361

SN - 0376-9429

VL - 140

SP - 235

EP - 242

JO - International Journal of Fracture

JF - International Journal of Fracture

IS - 1-4

ER -