The Fiber Bundle Model: Modeling Failure in Materials

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 2, 2015 - Science - 256 pages
Gathering research from physics, mechanical engineering, and statistics in a single resource for the first time, this text presents the background to the model, its theoretical basis, and applications ranging from materials science to earth science.
The authors start by explaining why disorder is important for fracture and then go on to introduce the fiber bundle model, backed by various different applications. Appendices present the necessary mathematical, computational and statistical background required.
The structure of the book allows the reader to skip some material that is too specialized, making this topic accessible to the engineering, mechanics and materials science communities, in addition to providing further reading for graduate students in statistical physics.
 

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Contents

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Contents
xiii
Appendix
1
Average Properties
11
B 2
19
Fluctuation Effects
27
1
49
Local and Intermediate Load Sharing
63
The Characteristic Function 214
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Recursive Breaking Dynamics
115
Predicting Failure
137
Fiber Bundle Model in Material Science 169
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Alex Hansen earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1986. He was then Joliot-Curie fellow at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, followed by postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Cologne and Oslo. In 1992, Hansen became a CNRS scientist at the University of Rennes 1 in France. From 1994, he has been professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Hansen is member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters and the

Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences. He is Dr. honoris causa at the University of Rennes 1. Hansen chairs at present the Commission on Computational Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, where he is also a vice president.


Per Christian Hemmer earned his doctorate from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1959. He was then NORDITA fellow in Copenhagen, followed by a postdoctoral position at The Rockefeller Institute, New York. In 1959 he was appointed professor of theoretical physics at the University of Trondheim, now the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has been dean of the faculty for general sciences at the university. Hemmer has been secretary of the Commission on Statistical Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, as well as a vice president of the union. He is member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences.

Srutarshi Pradhan completed his Ph.D. work at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India in 2004 and earned his doctorate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India . He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for 4 years (2004-2007) with a fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council. In 2008 he was appointed as a research scientist at SINTEF Petroleum Research, Trondheim, Norway. Pradhan has been promoted to senior scientist position at SINTEF Petroleum Research in 2012.

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