Simulation of crack growth in a granular material


A model describing the process of destruction of granular materials was developed. The regularities of formation and development of cracks in discrete environment were determined. The results of numerical calculation of stress intensity factors of the first kind, taking into account the elastic characteristics of grain boundary core are presented.

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Elena O Karakulina

Orenburg State University

старший преподаватель, каф. математического анализа; Оренбургский государственный университет; Orenburg State University


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