We propose a variational model for the irreversible quasi-static evolution of brittle fractures having fractional Hausdorff dimension in the setting of two-dimensional antiplane and plane elasticity. The evolution along such irregular crack paths can be obtained as $\Gamma$-limit of evolutions along one-dimensional cracks when the fracture toughness tends to zero.

PB - European Mathematical Society UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6983 U1 - 6973 U2 - Mathematics U4 - -1 ER -