IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cardiff, U.K., 18-22 June 2001 / Edition 1

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This text records the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cardiff, UK in 2001. It contains 39 full-length and 16 short articles by established authorities and young outstanding researchers and addresses the analytical and computational aspects of the fracture of non-homogeneous materials as they are approached by specialists in mechanics, materials science and related fields. Despite the seemingly disparate nature of non-homogeneous materials addressed in the text ranging from rock, concrete, ceramics, composites on the one hand, and, polycrystals and metals with microinhomogeneities on the other, they have many common features. Thus, micromechanical modelling, macroscopic analysis and meso-scale lattice modelling that reveal underlying micromechanisms of fracture, and methods based on non-local and gradient theories have been given equal weight in the exposition. It will be useful to those active in research in fracture who wish to gain an up-to-date understanding of the subject from leading experts in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402005107
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/2002
  • Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications Series, #97
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Features and ellipticity analysis of a discrete constitutive equation 1
Finite fracture mechanics - Application to the onset of a crack at a bimaterial corner 11
Elastic-plastic stress singularity near a bonded interface 19
Viscosity-dominated regime of a fluid-driven fracture in an elastic medium 25
Modelling failure mechanisms in laminated composites 31
The influence of fiber on the structural response of reinforced concrete beams 41
Materials with novel architectonics: assemblies of interlocked elements 51
Asymptotics of elastic field near the tip of interface crack under nonclassical transmission conditions 57
Scaling in multiple fracture and size effect 63
Mechanics of fractal materials 73
Fractal aspects of fracture simulation 83
Filling of a circular crack with two non-miscible fluids 89
Effect of inhomogeneous rock properties on the stability of wellbores 95
The interplay of material and geometric instabilities in large deformations of viscous rock 105
A displacement rate dependent softening model applied to the unstable propagation of shear crack in soft rock 117
Fractures and defects in Cosserat continua modelling layered materials 127
Modeling thin inclusions in poroelastic medium by line discontinuities 133
Cleavage fracture in "heterogeneous" steel microstructures 143
Modelling delayed hydride cracking in zirconium alloys 155
Multiscale modeling of crack growth in polycrystals 167
The viscoelastic fracture and indentation of sea ice 177
An enriched finite element method for dynamic crack propagation 187
Modeling of early-age fracture of shotcrete: application to tunneling 197
Modelling of progressive interface failure under monotonic and cyclic loading 211
Crack kinking from an initially closed interface crack in the presence of friction 223
Elasto-plastic interface laws for non-homogeneous materials: formulation, sensitivity analysis and parameter identification 233
Analytical and discrete modeling of transformation toughening 243
The influence of boundary conditions on the non-local response of a randomly heterogeneous medium 249
Dynamic crack growth along interfaces 261
A thermodynamic plasticity formulation with local and non-local internal variables 271
Multi-scale energy release rate in dynamic crack growth of strain-softening materials 281
Analysis of cohesive cracks under quasi-static and dynamic loading 293
Material forces in computational fracture mechanics 303
Shear localisation in thick-walled cylinders under internal pressure based on gradient elastoplasticity 313
Damage and fracture study of non-homogeneous materials by image correlation computations 323
Fibre failure due to thermal residual stresses in model polymer based composites 333
A new method to obtain crack surface areas from electromagnetic radiation emitted in fracture: a string of pulses 343
Determination of cohesive laws for materials exhibiting large scale damage zones 349
A bio-chemo-mechanics approach to bone resorption and fracture 355
Numerical study of mixed-mode fracture in concrete 367
Thermodynamics of a multi component crack model 377
Failure assessment of anchor bolts by means of nonlinear finite element analysis 387
An interface model for fibre reinforced concrete 395
Gradual degradation of initially porous polycrystalline ceramics subjected to quasistatic tension 401
3D studies of ductile failure in particulate reinforced metals 407
Modeling deformation and damage in particle-reinforced composites: the effect of superposed hydrostatic pressure 417
Understanding failure of heterogeneous materials from the analysis of discrete disordered systems 427
Photonic band gaps for fields in continuous and lattice structures 437
Effects of shear and rotation on the mechanical behaviour of interphase 447
Modelling of R-curves from measured bridging laws 453
Interfacial crack depinning 459
Analysis of 3D crack propagation in random lattice structures with particle overlay 471
A novel technique for the generation of failure criteria for jointed rock 481
Nonlinear wave propagation in porous materials 487
An improved lattice model for fracture and size effect of concrete structures 493
Appendix The Scientific Programme 507
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