International Journal of Fracture vol:118 issue:3 pages:L63-L68
Acoustic emission before the failure of heterogeneous materials is studied as a function of applied hydrostatic pressure. A formula for the energy release is suggested, which is valid in the whole diapason of pressures, from zero to the critical pressure of rupture. This formula is obtained by employing the extrapolation technique of the self-similar approximation theory. The result is fitted to experiment in order to demonstrate the correct general behaviour of the obtained expression for the energy release.