Scaling and universality in rock fracture

We present a detailed statistical analysis of acoustic emission time series from laboratory rock fracture obtained from different experiments on different materials including acoustic emission controlled triaxial fracture and punch-through tests. In all considered cases, the waiting time distribution can be described by a unique scaling function indicating its universality. This scaling function is even indistinguishable from that for earthquakes suggesting its general validity for fracture processes independent of time, space, and magnitude scales.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Davidsen, Jörn, Stanchits, Sergei, Dresen, Georg

Date:
1 January, 2007
Journal/Source:
Physical Review Letters / 98
Page(s):
4pp
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.125502