Anticrack-type Fracture of Foam Glass under Compression


Dr. Joachim Heierli
Institute of Applied Materials (IAM-ZBS)
Karlsruhe Institue of Technology KIT

Wednesday, 06. March 2013, 17.00
WW8, Raum 2.018, Dr.-Mack-Str. 77, Fürth

Fracture events initiating and propagating under negative mode I stress intensity factor (SIF) have been observed on cellular foam glass. The material at the crack tip collapses almost instantly in the event of fracture, leaving behind an accumulation of debris packing denser than the intact material. The fracture behavior comes close to that of anticracks, but essential differences remain. The fracture energy under negative SIF was evaluated to be nearly 10-fold that under positive SIF.