Modelling Avalanches in Martensites

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Solids subject to continuous changes of temperature or mechanical load often exhibit discontinuous avalanche-like responses. For instance, avalanche dynamics have been observed during plastic deformation , fracture, domain switching in ferroic materials or martensitic transformations. The statistical analysis of avalanches reveals a very complex scenario with a distinctive lack of characteristic scales. Much effort has been devoted in the last decades to understand the origin and ubiquity of scale-free behaviour in solids and many other systems. This chapter reviews some efforts to understand the characteristics of avalanches in martensites through mathematical modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAvalanches in Functional Materials and Geophysics
EditorsEkhard K. H. Salje, Avadh Saxena, Antoni Planes
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-45612-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45610-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameUnderstanding Complex Systems
ISSN (Print)1860-0832
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0840


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