Volume 67, Number 6, September 2004
|Page(s)||969 - 975|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 September 2004|
Failure time in heterogeneous materials —Non-homogeneous nucleation
Physics Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
2 Nuclear Research Center-Negev, Physics Department P.O. Box 9001, Beer Sheva, Israel
3 Earth Sciences Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
Accepted: 19 July 2004
The changes in the time to failure in creep problems, brought about by the inherent existence of flaws in materials, are calculated. Results agree with experimental ones and predict the time distribution dependence on temperature.
PACS: 62.20.Mk – Fatigue, brittleness, fracture, and cracks / 05.10.-a – Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics / 61.43.-j – Disordered solids
© EDP Sciences, 2004
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