Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

S. Almi - G. Dal Maso - R. Toader

Quasi-static crack growth in hydraulic fracture

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Published Paper

Inserted: 7 jun 2014
Last Updated: 18 nov 2015

Journal: Nonlinear Analysis
Volume: 109
Pages: 301-318
Year: 2014


We present a variational model for the quasi-static crack growth in hydraulic fracture in the framework of the energy formulation of rate-independent processes. The cracks are assumed to lie on a prescribed plane and to satisfy a very weak regularity assumption.