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Chair of Mechanics

Defects and Cracks

Defects and Cracks

Defects and Cracks

Application of the concept of Configurational Forces to materials with spatially varying properties, particularly to biological structures (e.g. fibre-reinforced like bones).

Application of the concept of Configurational Forces to anisotropic crystals- applications in geology and geophysics.

Defects and Cracks (Kopie 1)

Defects and Cracks (Kopie 1)

Application of the concept of Configurational Forces to elastic-plastic materials allowing an improved understanding of the crack driving force.

Defects and Cracks

Defects and Cracks

 

  • Design tools for inhomogeneous materials with cracks, the concept of configurational forces Partners: ESI Leoben, Kolednik; U Marburg, Gubeljak et al.; U. Minnesota, Simha
  • Multicrack systems in ceramics and biological materials, design of fracture-resistant structures Partners: ESI Leoben, Kolednik; MPI Colloids & Interfaces, Potsdam/Golm, Fratzl et al.; MUL, Danzer