Fragmentation of shells

F. Wittel, F. Kun, H. J. Herrmann, B. H. Kröplin

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Abstract

The fragmentation of closed thin shells, made of a disordered brittle material, was investigated. Under two different loading conditions, impact with a hard wall and explosion by a combustible mixture, experiments were performed on brown and white hen egg shells. Based on the simulations of the discrete element model, it is found that power law fragment mass rises due to an underlying phase transition. The fragmentation also defines a new universality class of fragmentation phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35504-35501
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2004

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Wittel, F., Kun, F., Herrmann, H. J., & Kröplin, B. H. (2004). Fragmentation of shells. Physical Review Letters, 93(3), 35504-35501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.035504

Fragmentation of shells. / Wittel, F.; Kun, F.; Herrmann, H. J.; Kröplin, B. H.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 93, No. 3, 16.07.2004, p. 35504-35501.

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Wittel, F, Kun, F, Herrmann, HJ & Kröplin, BH 2004, 'Fragmentation of shells', Physical Review Letters, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 35504-35501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.035504
Wittel F, Kun F, Herrmann HJ, Kröplin BH. Fragmentation of shells. Physical Review Letters. 2004 Jul 16;93(3):35504-35501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.035504
Wittel, F. ; Kun, F. ; Herrmann, H. J. ; Kröplin, B. H. / Fragmentation of shells. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 93, No. 3. pp. 35504-35501.
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