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Analytical solutions of dynamic fracture and friction at the atomic scale

Presented by: 
Michael Marder University of Texas at Austin
Date: 
Wednesday 14th August 2019 - 09:00 to 10:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Following an example set by Slepyan, it proves possible to employ the Wiener-Hopf method to obtain exact solutions for fracture and friction problems at the atomic scale. I will describe a number of physical phenomena that have been analyzed in this way. These include the velocity gap and micro-branching instability for dynamic cracks, a connection of friction with self-healing pulses, and resolution of the energy transport paradox for supersonic cracks.
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