Reference : Dynamics of crack opening in a one-dimensional desiccation experiment
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Dynamics of crack opening in a one-dimensional desiccation experiment
Lecocq, N. [> > > >]
Vandewalle, Nicolas mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique statistique >]
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Elsevier Science Bv
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[en] desiccation ; shrinkage ; cracks
[en] We used a simple one-dimensional experiment to investigate the dynamical aspects of crack opening that occurs in clay exposed to shrinkage induced by desiccation. The opening rate of single cracks is obtained. A simple model is introduced to account for the observed behavior. Interaction between adjacent cracks is put into evidence and a collective behavior is observed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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