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"Crack" versus "Fracture"

 It seems that within the field of fracture mechanics, some authors use "fracture" to refer to the mechanism of creating new surfaces within a body by breaking the material bonds and reserve the word "crack" for the sharp-tipped discontinuity that results from fracture of a brittle material. But it does not appear that this distinction is followed consistently throughout the literature, and perhaps different research areas within the fracture mechanics field use the two words in different ways.

Problem with Crack in Franc3d

Hello Everybody

I´ve got problem with propagating the crack in two regions at the same time in Franc3d. I initialized the crack in one region and propagated it, but the crack is propagating only in one region, although the crack should be propagated also in second region. Can anyone help me, pleease? Which steps do I need to take to obtain the propagation in first and second region? It´s imposibble to initialize the same crack in two regions? 

Thanx 

How to include the surface effect aournd a nano-sized crack

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Dear Mechanicians,

I am reading some papers on the surface effects of nano-sized elements(bars,beams, plates, films) or defects(inhomogeneities, inclusions, cavities) these days. Some researchers have studied the surface effects on the stress state around a circular hole or an elliptic hole. I wonder if there is any research work on the surface effect around a nano-sized crack. Thank you!

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Delamination in Patterned Films

When the dielectric constant of an insulator in an interconnect is reduced, mechanical properties are often compromised, giving rise to significant challenges in interconnect integration and reliability. Due to low adhesion of the dielectric an interfacial crack may occur during fabrication and testing. To understand the effect of interconnect structure, an interfacial fracture mechanics model has been analyzed for patterned films undergoing a typical thermal excursion during the integration process.

Split singularities and the competition between crack penetration and debond at a bimaterial interface

Zhen Zhang and Zhigang Suo

For a crack impinging upon a bimaterial interface at an angle, the singular stress field is a linear superposition of two modes, usually of unequal exponents, either a pair of complex conjugates, or two unequal real numbers. In the latter case, a stronger and a weaker singularity coexist (known as split singularities). We define a dimensionless parameter, called the local mode mixity, to characterize the proportion of the two modes at the length scale where the processes of fracture occur. We show that the weaker singularity can readily affect whether the crack will penetrate, or debond, the interface.

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