Fracture and Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080221465, 9781483150871

Fracture and Society

1st Edition

Fourth International Conference on Fracture, June 1977, University of Waterloo, Canada

Editors: D.M.R. Taplin
eBook ISBN: 9781483150871
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 370
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Advances in Research on the Strength and Fracture of Materials: Volume 4—Fracture and Society contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Fracture, held at the University of Waterloo, Canada, in June 1977. The papers review the social implications of fracture in a wide range of materials, with emphasis on education and politics. This volume is comprised of 22 chapters and opens by discussing fracture and fracture mechanics before introducing the reader to fracture problems in nuclear reactors; plastic flow around a crack under friction and combined stress; crack closure in fatigue crack growth; and the effect of the atomic structure's discreteness on cleavage crack extension in brittle materials. The following chapters explore the physical nature of fracture in composite materials; political and social decision making in relation to fracture, failure, risk analysis, and safe design; and the teaching of fracture in universities. This monograph will be a useful resource for metallurgists, materials scientists, and structural and mechanical engineers.

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Section 1 - Plenary

1 Fracture

2 Fracture Problems in Nuclear Reactor Technology

3 Plastic Flow Around a Crack Under Friction and Combined Stress

4 On Crack Closure in Fatigue Crack Growth

5 Survey of Recent Work on the Effect of the Atomic Structure's Discreteness on Cleavage Crack Extension in Brittle Materials

6 Grain Size: The Fabric of (Brittle) Fracture of Polycrystals

Section 2 - Workshop

1 Stress Corrosion Crack Growth for Short Cracks with Particular Reference to the Zircaloy-2/Iodine System

2 Creep-Fatigue Interaction Failure in Type 316 Stainless Steel

3 Macroscopic Creep Crack Growth

4 Variational Bounds and Qualitative Methods in Fracture Mechanics

5 Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors for Combined Mode Bend Specimens

6 Fracture Criteria for Combined Mode Cracks

7 A Study of the Physical Nature of Fracture in Composite Materials

8 Overview of Workshop Sessions

9 Response to Questionnaire

Section 3 - Social Implications

1 Fracture and Society - An ICF4 Interview with Sir Alan Cottrell FRS

2 Political and Social Decision Making in Relation to Fracture, Failure, Risk Analysis and Safe Design

3 The Teaching of Fracture in Universities

4 Fracture and Society - Two ICF4 Panel Discussions

1) Fracture, Education and Society

2) Fracture, Politics and Society

Citation Index

Subject Index


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About the Editor

D.M.R. Taplin

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Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Eire

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