Forerunning and Bridging in Dry and Saturated Fracturing Solids

Enrico Milanese, Tao Ni, Carlo Peruzzo, Mirco Zaccariotto, Ugo Galvanetto, Gennady S. Mishuris, Bernhard A. Schrefler

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We investigate crack forerunning and bridging with numerical models on three different structures. Bridging is observed in a heterogeneous saturated lattice model in quasi-static conditions under fluid injection.Asingle episode of forerunning in a dry double beam in dynamics confirms that forerunning increases the overall crack tip advancement speed with respect to a steady-state behaviour and finally we showon a two-dimensional specimen that in presence of a fluid forerunning increases the overall advancement speed even more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends and Open Problems in Computational Mechanics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030873127
ISBN (Print)9783030873110
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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