Last Updated: 7 apr 2003
Journal: Rend. Mat. Acc. Lincei
In the present paper, we motivate and describe a numerical approach in order to detect the creation of fractures in a facet of a crystal evolving by anisotropic mean curvature. The result appears to be in accordance with the known examples of facet-breaking. Graphical simulations are included.
Keywords: crystal, numerical, fracture