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comment Why does glass break at the line where you score it?
@LuboŇ° Motl thank you
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comment Why does glass break at the line where you score it?
@RedGrittyBrick thanks for the reference, I was not aware of 'fracture mechanics' terminology/field
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comment Why does glass break at the line where you score it?
i'm not sure if the force needed is proportional with the thickness. Could the glass start to crack at one end and sort of unzip itself to the other end. For a normal unscored glass this unzipping couldn't take place because it doesn't have a clear path. If this unzipping is really happening then the force should be just enough to start the crack, which I believe is much small then the force needed to break the whole length of glass at the same time as it would happen with a normal pane of glass
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