Advances in Fracture Research

1st Edition

Authors: B.L. Karihaloo Y.-W. Mai M.I. Ripley R. Ritchie
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080428208
eBook ISBN: 9780080983745
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 2nd April 1997
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Fracture is a major cause of failure in metallic and non-metallic materials and structures. An understanding of the micro- and macro- mechanisms of fracture enables materials scientists to develop materials with high fracture resistance, which in turn helps engineers and designers to ensure the soundness and integrity of structures made from these materials.

The International Congress on Fracture is held every four years and is an occasion to take stock of the major achievements in the broad field of fracture, to honour those who have made lasting contributions to this field, and to reflect on the future directions.

ICF9 is published in six volumes covering the areas of:-

- Failure Analysis, Remaining Life Assessment, Life Extension and Repair

- Failure of Multiphase and Non-Metallic Materials

- Fatigue of Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials and Structures

- Theoretical and Computational Fracture Mechanics and New Directions

- Testing and Characterization Methods, and Interfacial Fracture Mechanics

- High Strain Rate Fracture and Impact Mechanics.


For structural integrity scientists and engineers concerned with the mechanics and mechanisms of fracture, fatigue and strength of materials and structures.

Table of Contents

Volume headings and selected papers: Preface. Volume 1: Failure Analysis, Remaining Life Assessment, Life Extension and Repair. Linking scales in fracture mechanics (J.W. Hutchinson). Creep-fatigue crack growth in power-plant materials and components (A. Saxena). Design for cyclic loading in transport (R.A. Smith). Experimental and numerical investigations on ductile-to-brittle transition in a carbon steel (Cheng Yan, Yiu-Wing Mai, Shang-Xian Wu). Interaction between hydrogen diffusion and crack growth in hydrogen assisted cracking (J. Toribio, V. Kharin). The role of oxidation on the creep behaviour of a commercial purity nickel (M.C. Pandey, S. Srinivas). Prediction of fatigue interaction from static creep and high frequency fatigue crack growth data (K. Nikbin, J. Radon). Failure analysis of adhesively bonded joints (C.H. Wang, L.R.F. Rose). Volume 2: Failure of Multiphase and Non-Metallic Materials. Analyses of debonding in metal ceramic systems (V. Tvergaard). Interface and deformation micromechanisms in composite materials (Sri Bandyopadhyay). Fracture of fiber-reinforced ceramics at elevated temperatures (J. Llorca, M. Elices). Failure of cohesive granular materials (S. Van Baars). Fracture behaviour of reinforced ultra high strength concrete beams with stirrups (J.P. Ulfkjoer et al.). Analysis of contact stresses in ceramic laminates (X.Z. Hu, H. Wang). Volume 3: Fatigue of Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials and Structures. On the growth of fatigue cracks in advanced ceramics and intermetallics (R.O. Ritchie). Fatigue design in engineering materials (J.F. Knott). Fatigue and fracture retardation using a thermo-mechanical method (Y.C. Lam). Fatigue crack growth in particle-reinforced metal matrix composites (F. Ellyin). Influence of moist atmospheres on fatigue crack propagation (J. Petit et al.). Probabilistic mechanics modeling of fatigue crack growth and fracture (A.B.O.


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About the Author

B.L. Karihaloo

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

Y.-W. Mai

Dr Yiu-Wing Mai is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials Technology at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Advanced Materials Technology, The University of Sydney, Australia

M.I. Ripley

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia

R. Ritchie

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, USA