Recent Advances in Fracture Mechanics

Recent Advances in Fracture Mechanics : Honoring Mel and Max Williams

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The papers in this volume represent a considerable cross-section of the field of fracture mechanics, a testimony to the breadth of interest that Mel and Max Williams' friends share with them. Several are expanded versions of papers that were given in special sessions honoring them at the 1997 Ninth International Conference on Fracture Mechanics in Sydney, Australia.
The subjects treated in this volume can be classified as follows: dynamic fracture problems as viewed primarily from a classical continuum point of view; analysis of relatively general crack geometrics; fracture problems of polymers and other relatively ductile materials; scaling rules that allow extension of results obtained at one size to be translated into behavior at different size scales; problems dealing with interactions that produce complex stress fields; fracture problems directly appropriate to composite materials; analysis of stress concentrations in anisotropic, elastic solids; and the problem of cracks in thin plates bending.
This volume will be of interest to engineers and scientists working on all aspects of the physics and mechanics of fracture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 431 pages
  • 193 x 260 x 25.4mm | 1,131g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, 93:1-4, 1999
  • 3 Illustrations, color; 40 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 431 p. 43 illus., 3 illus. in color.
  • 0792358244
  • 9780792358244

Table of contents

Publisher's Foreword. Dedication to Mel and Max Williams. Foreword. Crack expanding with constant velocity in an anisotropic solid under anti-plane strain; K.B. Broberg. Numerical analysis of dynamic debonding under 2D in-plane and 3D loading; M.S. Breitenfeld, P.H. Geubelle. Dynamic ductile fracture of aluminum SEN specimens an experimental-numerical analysis; J. Lee, et al. Transient effects during rapid crack propagation; J.G. Williams. Crack detection by the electric method: Uniqueness and approximation; D. Dinh Ang, D. Duc Trong. Singularity-reduced integral equations for displacement discontinuities in three-dimensional linear elastic media; S. Li, M.E. Mear. A single-domain dual-boundary-element formulation incorporating a cohesive zone model for elastostatic cracks; B. Yang, K. Ravi-Chandar. Nonsteady crack and craze behavior in PMMA under cyclical loading: I. Experimental preliminaries; G.C. Pulos, W.G. Knauss. Nonsteady crack and craze behavior in PMMA under cyclical loading: II. Effect of load history on growth rate and fracture morphology; G.C. Pulos, W.G. Knauss. Nonsteady crack and craze behavior in PMMA under cyclical loading. III. Effect of load history on cohesive force distribution on the craze; G.C. Pulos, W.G. Knauss. Crack growth behavior in an epoxy strip above and below Tg; K. Ogawa, et al. On the fracture of constrained layers; C.H. Wang. Fracture size effects and polycrystalline inhomogeneity; K. Abdel-Tawab, G.J. Rodin. A dislocation barrier model for fatigue crack growth threshold; H.W. Liu. A calibrated fracture process zone model for thin film blistering; A. Shirani, K.M. Liechti. Interface strength, work of adhesion and plasticity in the peel test; Y. Wei, J.W. Hutchinson. Predicting crack initiation incomposite material systems due to a thermal expansion mismatch; E.S. Folias, et al. Role of controlled debonding along fiber/matrix interfaces in the strength and toughness of metal matrix composites; A.S. Argon, et al. Analysis of sharp angular notches in anisotropic materials; C. Blanco, et al. Kinked Cracks in anisotropic elastic materials; C. Blanco, et al. Williams meets von Karman: Mode coupling and nonlinearity in the fracture of thin plates; C.-Y. Hui, et al. Author index.
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