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Healing of a mechano-responsive material

Vetter, A. and Sander, O. and Duda, G. and Weinkamer, R. (2014) Healing of a mechano-responsive material. Europhysics Letters (EPL), 104 (6). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0295-5075

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While contribution of physics to model fracture of materials is significant, the “reversed” process of healing is hardly investigated. Inspired by fracture healing that occurs as a self-repair process in nature, e.g. in bone, we computationally study the conditions under which a material can repair itself. In our model the material around a fracture is assumed mechano-responsive: it processes the information of i) local stiffness and ii) local strain and responds by local stiffening. Depending on how information i) and ii) is processed, healing evolves via fundamentally different paths.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Numerical Analysis
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics
ID Code:1859
Deposited By: Ekaterina Engel
Deposited On:13 Apr 2016 08:15
Last Modified:13 Apr 2016 08:15

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