### Abstract

We discuss a very effective numerical method for simulating fibre-bundle models with equal load-sharing and with local load-sharing. Particular attention is paid to the case of the local load-sharing model, in which the critical load x(c) is defined as the average load per fibre that causes the final complete failure. It is shown that x(c) --> 0 when the size of the system N --> infinity. We also show analytically that the power law of the burst size distribution, D(Delta) alpha Delta(-xi), is approximately correct. The exponent xi in the local load-sharing case is not universal, since it depends on the strength distribution as well on as the size of the system.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 4323-4338 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Journal Of Physics A-mathematical And General |

Volume | 28 |

Publication status | Published - 1995 |

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Zhang, S-D., & Ding, E. J. (1995). NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF BURST PROCESSES IN FIBER-BUNDLES.

*Journal Of Physics A-mathematical And General*,*28*, 4323-4338.