Dynamical stability of the crack front line that propagates between two plates is studied numerically using the simple two-dimensional mass-spring model. It is demonstrated that the straight front line is unstable for low speed while it becomes stable for high speed. For the uniform model, the roughness exponent in the slower speed region is fairly constant around 0.4 and there seems to be a rough-smooth transition at a certain speed. For the inhomogeneous case with quenched randomness, the transition is gradual.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)