Anisotropic Behaviour of Damaged Materials / Edition 1

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The book contains invited lectures from the International Symposium on the Anisotropic Behaviour of Damaged Materials, held in Krakow, Poland, September 9-11, 2002. Eminent researchers and world experts in the field of damage mechanics report recent achievements and state-of-the-art results in the field. The book deals with the anisotropic damage mechanics involving micromechanical aspects and thermo-mechanical coupling. The contents are both of academic interest and relevant for practical applications, especially those concerning more advanced anisotropic models of materials and the transition from the microscopic to the macroscopic level.

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I. General Description of Anisotropically Damaged Materials.- 1 Applications of Tensor Functions in Damage Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials.- 2 Multiscale Structural Analyses Incorporating Damage Mechanics at the Meso- or Micro-Scales.- 3 Failure Criteria and Compliance Variation of Anisotropically Damaged Materials.- 4 On Description of Damage.- II. Phenomenological and Micromechanical Based Approaches to Anisotropic Damage and Fracture in Brittle Materials.- 5 Anisotropic Elastic-Brittle-Damage and Fracture Models Based on Irreversible Thermodynamics.- 6 Anisotropic Behaviour of Damaged Concrete and Fiber Reinforced Concrete.- 7 Micromechanics of Damage in Brittle Solids.- III. Damaged Induced Creep Anisotropy of Metallic Materials under Thermomechanical Loadings.- 8 On the Extension of Creep-Damage Theories for Isotropic Materials to the Case of Anisotropic Materials.- 9 Anisotropic Creep and Fracture Behaviour of a 9CrMoNbV Weld Metal at 650°C.- 10 Thermo-Damage Coupling Modelling and Applications for Creep Conditions.- ABDM Symposium — Conclusions, Other Directions of Research, Future Trends.
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