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