Fractal Analysis of Fragmentation Patterns of Glass Plates


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In the present work, the statistics of fragmentation is being studied in experiments with thin glass plates under uniformly distributed quasi-static loads. For this purpose the original pneumatic setup was manufactured. The glass plate is placed into a "sandwich" in order to fix the fragmentation pattern after unloading and to photograph it by a digital camera. A photoimaging and computer processing technique are used to assess the fragment areas and the total crack length.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 567-568)

Edited by:

Pavel Šandera




M. Davydova and D. Davydov, "Fractal Analysis of Fragmentation Patterns of Glass Plates", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 289-292, 2008

Online since:

December 2007




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