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B. Audoly, S. Neukirch
Fragmentation of brittle rods: why spaghetti do not break in half (preprint)
Physical Review Letters 95, 095505 (2005)
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.095505

J. R. Gladden, N. Z. Handzy, A. Belmonte, and E. Villermaux
Dynamic buckling and fragmentation in brittle rods
Physical Review Letters 94, 35503 (2005)
This paper studies a related problem : the fragmentation of a dry spaghetti caused by a longitudinal impact. The authors have a web page presenting their findings.