Advances in Fracture Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080343419, 9781483294063

Advances in Fracture Research

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fracture (ICF7), Houston, Texas, 20-24 March 1989

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Editors: K. Salama D.M.R. Taplin P. Rama Rao K. Ravi-Chandar
eBook ISBN: 9781483294063
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 31st October 1989
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Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Brittle Fracture. Analysis of cracked plates and shells, and its application in engineering (C.T. Liu). Ductile Fracture. Effects of microstructure and stress-state on ductile fracture in metallic alloys ( J.F. Knott). Dynamic Fracture. The influence of crack tip plasticity in dynamic fracture (L.B. Freund). Fatigue. Propagation and non-propagation of small fatigue cracks (K. Tanaka, Y. Akiniwa). Creep and Environmental Fracture. Grain boundary sliding and creep fracture of metals under multiaxial stresses (W.D. Nix). Computational Fracture Mechanics. Computational fracture mechanics (H. Liebowitz). Damage Mechanics. Unified damage approach to crack initiation (J. Lemaitre). Mixed-mode Fracture. Mixed-mode fracture in concrete (A. Hillerborg). Fracture of Metallic Materials. Influence of prestraining and ageing on the fatigue properties of a dual phase sheet steel (H. Fredriksson, A. Melander). Fracture of Nonmetallic Materials. Sources of toughness in polymers (A.S. Argon). Composites and Failure of Interfaces. Damage and fracture of composite materials under cyclic loads (W.W. Stinchcomb). NDE and Experimental Techniques. Strength evaluation by ultrasonic methods (J.D. Achenbach). Fractography. Mathematical morphology and quantitative fractography (J.L. Chermant, M. Coster). Applications. Determination of ASME code requirements for BWR hydrotest temperature and PWR LTOP set-points using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis (R.M. Gamble, T.J. Griesbach). Subject index. Author index.

4300 lit. refs. approx., 2400 illus. approx.


Held every four years, the International Congress on Fracture is the premier international forum for the exchange of ideas between scientists and engineers involved in producing and using materials resistant to fracture and fatigue. This major six-volume work which forms the proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Fracture therefore provides the most comprehensive account available of the current status of research into fracture and fatigue, and the application of this knowledge to the design, fabrication and operation of materials and structures. As such, it will be an essential reference for materials scientists and mechanical, structural, aeronautical and design engineers with an interest in fracture and its prevention.


For materials scientists and mechanical, structural, aeronautical and design engineers with an interest in fracture and prevention.


© Pergamon 1989
31st October 1989
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@qu:The papers selected represent the cream of current thinking on fracture mechanisms...invaluable for those who have a interest in fracture mechanics. @source:M+M

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About the Editors

K. Salama

D.M.R. Taplin

Affiliations and Expertise

Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Eire

P. Rama Rao

Affiliations and Expertise

Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, India

K. Ravi-Chandar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas, USA