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PHYSICS OF FRACTURE AND MECHANICS OF SELF-AFFINE CRACKS

The physics associated with self-affine crack formation and propagation is discussed. Some novel concepts are suggested for the mechanics of self-affine cracks. These concepts are employed to model the crack face morphology and, in turn, to solve various problems with self-affine cracks. It is shown that linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) is a special case of self-affine crack mechanics and should be used only in length scales larger than the self-alfine correlation length. The theoretical results are confirmed by available experimental data.

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