Foreword. I: Inelasticity of Metal Matrix Composites. Rate effects of hot isostatic pressing of a unidirectional SiC/Ti composite (Y.A. Bahei-El-Din, G.J. Dvorak). Effect of oxidation on damage evolution in titanium matrix MMC's (L.D. Hurtado, D.H. Allen). A cyclic plasticity model for metal-matrix-composites using an anisotropic yield surface (G.Z. Voyiadjis, G. Thiagarajan). Elastic and elastic-plastic properties of silicon carbide reinforced aluminum matrix composites (N. Yu et al.). On the mechanics of plastic deformation in metal matrix composites (H.M. Zbib, H.T. Zhu). II: Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites. Effective elastoplastic behavior of two-phase metal matrix composites: micromechanics and computational algorithms (J.W. Ju, K.H. Tseng). Micromechanic and macroscopic thermoviscoplastic behavior of short fibre MMC (S. Kruch, J.L. Chaboche, N. El Mayas). Micromechanics of active metal matrix composites with shape memory alloy fibers (D.C. Lagoudas, Z. Bo, M.A. Qidwai). Experiments of crack-fiber interactions in composites with frictional interfaces (M.C. Larson). Micromechanical determination of the viscoplastic behavior of a metal-matrix composite (J.Li, G.J. Weng). Geometrical non-linearity effect on fatigue crack tip deformation (T.H. Lin, Q.Y. Chen, S.R. Lin). Modelling interfacial debonding in titanium matrix composites (C.J. Lissenden, C.T. Herakovich). A micromechanical constitutive model for rigid particles embedded in an elastic matrix (N.J. Mattei, M.M. Mehrabadi). Thermo-inelastic analysis of functionally graded materials: inapplicability of the classical micromechanics approach (M.-J. Pindera, J. Aboudi, S.M. Arnold). Micromechanical modeling of damage and plasticity in continuously reinforced MMCs (G.Z. Voyiadjis, P.I. Kattan). Author Index.