Damage Mechanics in Engineering Materials
- G.Z. Voyiadjis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
- Jiann-Wen Woody Ju, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- J.-L. Chaboche, ONERA, Resistance des Structures, BP 72, F-92322 Chatillon, France
This book contains thirty peer-reviewed papers that are based on the presentations made at the symposium on "Damage Mechanics in Engineering Materials" on the occasion of the Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Mechanics Conference (McNU97), held in Evanston, Illinois, June 28-July 2, 1997. The key area of discussion was on the constitutive modeling of damage mechanics in engineering materials encompassing the following topics: macromechanics/micromechanical constitutive modeling, experimental procedures, numerical modeling, inelastic behavior, interfaces, damage, fracture, failure, computational methods.
The book is divided into six parts:
Study of damage mechanics. Localization and damage. Damage in brittle materials. Damage in metals and metal matrix composites. Computational aspects of damage models. Damage in polymers and elastomers.
For engineers and researchers interested in both theoretical treatment and experimental investigation of damage in materials.