Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Alava, Mikko
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Fluctuations in Fracture
Decision No. 317464
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Funding 494 374
Project description
We employ the powerful techniques recently developed in statistical physics to understand how cracks propagate slowly. The results summarize the material's properties with a few effective parameters, and allow to grasp in a comprehensive fashion time-dependent fracture and to understand the failure statistics of sample lifetimes. The results are expected to have a variety of very important applications for materials design and fracture mechanics.