Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Desiccation cracks


A REVIEW ON STUDY OF DESICCATION CRACK FORMATION

Srishti Mehta

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4463-4468

This is a short review on the formation of crack patterns focusing on two artificial claysystems:
Bentonite and Laponite and also some biological fluids under various physical
conditions. For last few decades the study of crack patterns attracted researchers of
various fields for its diverse applications in a typical fields, like geophysical systems,
biophysics and so on. Practically, the study of desiccation cracks can be useful either to
prevent crack formation or to make use of them. We have also tried to focus on physical
conditions of formation of cracks, such as layer thickness, temperature, drying rate, the
property of the substrate, solvent property etc.