KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Miriam Kupková, Samuel Kupka

Abstract: Within a model considered, each of bonds between contacting grains is treated as a two-state system and represented by a binary variable. Its two values refer to the two possible states of bond – intact or broken. A Monte Carlo simulation of fracture is carried out on a set of binary variables arranged to a cubic lattice. The transition from one configuration of broken bonds to another is governed by a Griffith-like energy associated with each of configurations. The results demonstrate i) the capability of the…

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