The Simulation and Modelling of the Crack Path of Biomaterials
Analysis of issues related to the cracking process of materials requires a quantitative description of the problem which frequently, due to its complexity, is difficult or impossible to solve. In a number of cases, the deficiencies of a quantitative description made using classical methods are compensated for by such unconventional tools as percolation, which requires creating an appropriate model. The aim of the study was to use a three-dimensional minimal spanning tree (3DMST) to create a model of the crack path, based on an example of a metallic biomaterial. For this purpose, a stereometric file, obtained as a result of measuring its fracture surface, was applied.
S. Stach "The Simulation and Modelling of the Crack Path of Biomaterials", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 141-144, 2011