Crossover of weighted mean fragment mass scaling in two-dimensional brittle fragmentation

Hiroaki Katsuragi, Daisuke Sugino, Haruo Honjo

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    The low-impact energy and brittle fragmentation experiments, performed with the use of glass tubes and glass plates, to find the crossover weighted fragment mass scaling was discussed. The low-impact energy fragmentation that involved dropping a one-dimensional (1D) glass rod yielded log-normal distributions in the relatively low-impact energy regime. It was observed that the normalized weighted mean fragment mass scaling was universal and had a crossover point at which the fragment mass distribution changed from a log-normal to a power-law type. The results were not only consistent with other experiments and numerical simulations, but included unique experimental findings about the relatively large μ weighted mean fragment mass scaling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number065103
    Pages (from-to)065103/1-065103/4
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number6 2
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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