Inserted: 25 jun 2008
Last Updated: 9 sep 2009
Journal: Boll. Un. Mat. Ital. (9)
We present the main existence result for quasistatic crack growth in the model proposed by Dal Maso, Francfort, and Toader, and prove some qualitative properties of the solutions.
Keywords: Brittle fracture, quasistatic evolution, Crack propagation, rate independent processes