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KovÃ¡cs, K.
Nagy, S. Cruz Hidalgo, RaÃºl Kun, F. Herrmann, H.J. Pagonabarraga Mora, Ignacio 

We study the damage enhanced creep rupture of disordered materials by means of a fiber bundle model. Broken fibers undergo a slow stress relaxation modeled by a Maxwell element whose stress exponent m can vary in a broad range. Under global load sharing we show that due to the strength disorder of fibers, the lifetime Ê§ of the bundle has sampletosample fluctuations characterized by a lognormal distribution independent of the type of disorder. We determine the MonkmanGrant relation of the model and establish a relation between the rupture life tÊ„ and the characteristic time tm of the intermediate creep regime of the bundle where the minimum strain rate is reached, making possible reliable estimates of Ê§ from short term measurements. Approaching macroscopic failure, the deformation rate has a finite time power law singularity whose exponent is a decreasing function of m. On the microlevel the distribution of waiting times is found to have a power law behavior with mdependent exponents different below and above the critical load of the bundle. Approaching the critical load from above, the cutoff value of the distributions has a power law divergence whose exponent coincides with the stress exponent of Maxwell elements  
http://hdl.handle.net/2072/208415  
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American Physical Society  
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MecÃ nica de fractura
Fracture mechanics Materials  Fatiga Materials  Fatigue 

Critical ruptures in a bundle of slowly relaxing fibers  
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