A dynamic model for viscoelastic materials with prescribed growing cracks
In this paper we prove the existence of solutions for a class of viscoelastic dynamic systems on time-dependent cracked domains, with possibly degenerate viscosity coefficients. Under stronger regularity assumptions we also show a uniqueness result. Finally, we exhibit an example where the energy-dissipation balance is not satisfied, showing there is an additional dissipation due to the crack growth.
linear second order hyperbolic systems, fracture mechanics, viscoelasticity, elastodynamics, cracking domains