Carnegie Mellon
Department of Mathematical 

Gilles Francfort, Univ. Paris, 13, Paris, France.

"An Evolution Model from Brittle Fracture"


In this talk, I will report on joint work with B. Bourdin, C. Larsen and J. J. Marigo. I intend to show how the proposed model is a natural extension of the classical (Griffith) theory of brittle fracture, and to discuss its mathematical consistency, zeroing in on the evolution of the cracking process.

THURSDAY, November 15, 2001
Time: 1:30 P.M.
Location: Physical Plant Building 300