Statistical Fracture Theories
Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Zapperi, S., Nukala, P. K. V. V. and Alava, M. J. 2012. Statistical Fracture Theories. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–6.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
In this article, we review theories and models used to account for size effects in the fracture of disordered media. We discuss extreme value statistics, fiber bundle models (FBMs), and network models of fracture. We briefly discuss the application of these concepts to the failure of composites.
- size effects;
- statistical theories;
- fiber bundle models;
- network models