Dynamics of earthquakes and fracture

J. S. Langer, Hiizu Nakanishi

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Abstract

We discuss some new dynamical models of earthquake and crack propagation. For the earthquake model, it is pointed out thet the instability caused by a velocity weakening friction law gives the system chaotic time development and a scaling behavior even when the system is totally uniform and deterministic. For the model of crack propagation, we demonstrate that dissipation can play an important role in the crack propagation by solving the model analytically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume176
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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