Structural Integrity

Structural Integrity : Theory and Experiment

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It is propitious that the 25th year of publication of the International Journal of Fracture should coincide with the opportunity to support the recognition by the Society of Engineer- ing Science of the 65th birthday of the Founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor M.L. Williams. At its 24th Annual Meeting at the University of Utah in September 1987, the Organizing Committee of the Society chose to honor Professor Williams by reserving several sessions for contributions from his colleagues working in the mechanics of fracture and associated mechanical property-structure relationships. We are therefore pleased to welcome Professor E.S. Folias, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, and a member of the Editorial Committee as the Guest Editor for the first three issues of Volume 39 of the Journal. We have also noted that the University of Utah was one of the three homes for the Journal, sandwiched between the original home at the California Institute of Technology in 1965 and its current location at the University of Pittsburgh. In observing these dual anniversaries, the publishers not only enthusiastically support the presentation of these special papers, but also wish to extend to Professor Williams our own best wishes on his personal anniversary, and to thank him and all the authors, reviewers, and particularly M.e. Williams, J.L. Swedlow and the Regional Editors for their respective contributions as we observe this 25th milestone.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, 39:1-3, 1989
  • 268 p.
  • 0792301749
  • 9780792301745

Table of contents

The near-tip field at high crack velocities.- Measurement of dominant eigenvalues in cracked body problems.- On the stress singularities at the intersection of a cylindrical inclusion with the free surface of a plate.- Some viscoelastic wave equations.- Application of fracture mechanics and half-cycle theory to the prediction of fatigue life of aerospace structural components.- Fatigue crack growth by crack tip cyclic plastic deformation: the unzipping model.- Use of parametric models in designing polymeric materials to specifications.- Impulse viscoelasticity: a new method to study polymerization of thermosets.- Effect of crosslink type on the fracture of natural rubber vulcanizates.- The conceptual physical framework of stochastic fracture kinetics.- Viscoelastic flow due to penetration: a free boundary value problem.- The three-dimensional stress field around a cylindrical inclusion in a plate of arbitrary thickness.- The effect of damping on the spring-mass dynamic fracture model.- On the mechanics of crack closing and bonding in linear viscoelastic media.- Predicting strength of adhesive joints from test results.- Time-dependent autohesion.- A fracture analysis of cathodic delamination in rubber to metal bonds.- A finite elastostatic analysis of bimaterial interface cracks.
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