On the structure of thermal cracks in glass

Y. Brechet, Z. Néda

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We study thermal-shock-induced fragmentation of soda glass plates. The total length of cracks and the characteristics of the fracture patterns are investigated both in direct and Fourier space. The relevance of the fractal concept to the problem is discussed. The obtained experimental results are explained considering a simple theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
Journal Europhysics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

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