Multiscaling and localized instabilities in fracture, fragmentation, and growth processes
Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong
Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, P.R. China
Published online: 15 March 2000
It is shown that localized instabilities can be an origin of log-normal and power-law statistical distributions in fracture, fragmentation and island growth processes. Results of laboratory experiments and numerical simulations performed by different authors are used to demonstrate the applicability of this approach.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 62.20.Mk – Fatigue, brittleness, fracture, and cracks / 81.15.Hi – Molecular, atomic, ion, and chemical beam epitaxy
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000