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.

1 aCaponi, Maicol1 aSapio, Francesco uhttp://preprints.sissa.it:8180/xmlui/handle/1963/3533400754nas a2200121 4500008004100000245005600041210005500097520037100152100001900523700002200542700002000564856004800584 2018 en d00aEnergy-dissipation balance of a smooth moving crack0 aEnergydissipation balance of a smooth moving crack3 aIn this paper we provide necessary and sufficient conditions in order to guarantee the energy-dissipation balance of a Mode III crack, growing on a prescribed smooth path. Moreover, we characterize the singularity of the displacement near the crack tip, generalizing the result in [S. Nicaise, A.M. Sandig - J. Math. Anal. Appl., 2007] valid for straight fractures.1 aCaponi, Maicol1 aLucardesi, Ilaria1 aTasso, Emanuele uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3532000904nas a2200097 4500008004100000245010500041210006900146520052400215100001900739856004800758 2018 en d00aExistence of solutions to a phase field model of dynamic fracture with a crack dependent dissipation0 aExistence of solutions to a phase field model of dynamic fractur3 aWe propose a phase-field model of dynamic crack propagation based on the Ambrosio-Tortorelli approximation, which takes in account dissipative effects due to the speed of the crack tips. In particular, adapting the time discretization scheme contained in [Bourdin et al., Int. J. Fracture 168 (2011), 133-143] and [Larsen et al., Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci. 20 (2010), 1021-1048], we show the existence of a dynamic crack evolution satisfying an energy dissipation balance, according to Griffith's criterion.1 aCaponi, Maicol uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3530701226nas a2200097 4500008004100000245006100041210006100102520089500163100001901058856005101077 2017 en d00aLinear hyperbolic systems in domains with growing cracks0 aLinear hyperbolic systems in domains with growing cracks3 aWe consider the hyperbolic system $\ddot u-{\rm div}\,(\mathbb A\nabla u)=f$ in the time varying cracked domain $\Omega\setminus\Gamma_t$, where the set $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^d$ is open, bounded, and with Lipschitz boundary, the cracks $\Gamma_t$, $t\in[0,T]$, are closed subsets of $\overline\Omega$, increasing with respect to inclusion, and $u(t):\Omega\setminus\Gamma_t\to\mathbb R^d$ for every $t\in[0,T]$. We assume the existence of suitable regular changes of variables, which reduce our problem to the transformed system $\ddot v-{\rm div}\,(\mathbb B\nabla v)+\mathbf a\nabla v -2\nabla\dot vb=g$ on the fixed domain $\Omega\setminus\Gamma_0$. Under these assumptions, we obtain existence and uniqueness of weak solutions for these two problems. Moreover, we show an energy equality for the functions $v$, which allows us to prove a continuous dependence result for both systems.1 aCaponi, Maicol uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/35271