Physical Aspects of Fracture / Edition 1

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The volume includes papers on most materials of practical interest fro m concrete to ceramics through metallic alloys, glasses, polymers and composite materials. The classical fields of fracture mechanisms are a ddressed. Brittle and ductile fractures are considered. The text is ca refully balanced between experiments, simulations and theoretical mode ls, and between the contributions by the various communities. New topi cs of damage and fracture mechanics are also explored, such as the eff ect of disorder and statistical aspects, dynamic fracture, friction an d fracture of interfaces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792371472
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/2001
  • Series: Nato Science Series II: (closed), #32
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 371
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. International Scientific Committee. List of Participants. Opening review. (New trends in Fracture Mechanics). Some studies of crack dynamics; J.R. Rice. Brittle fracture. Fracture of metals: Part I: Cleavage fracture; D. Fran├žois, A. Pineau. The Weibull law: a model of wide applicability; F. Hild. Brittle fracture of snow; H.O.K. Kirchner. Random fuse networks: a review; A. Hansen. On modelling of 'winged' cracks forming under compression; F. Lehner. Continuum damage and scaling of fracture; G. Pijaudier-Cabot, et al. Damage of concrete: application of network simulations; J.M.G. Van Mier. Degradation in brittle materials under static loadings; Y. Berthaud. Study of the brittle-to-ductile transition in ceramics and cermets by mechanical spectroscopy; R. Schaller, G. Fantozzi. Ductile fracture. Fracture of metals: Part II: ductile fracture; D. Fran├žois, A. Pineau. Fracture mechanics of metals: some features of crack initiation and crack propagation; A.J. Krasowsky. A model of damage in an austenitic stainless steel by high temperature creep; S.K. Kanaun. Interrelation between constitutive laws and fracture criteria in the vicinity of friction surfaces; S. Alexandrov. Polycrystalline plasticity under small strains; F. Barbe, et al. Fracture and mesoscopic plastic deformation; E. Van der Giessen. Strain localization in single crystals and polycrystals; C. Rey, et al. Fatigue and stress corrosion. Modelling in fatigue. Remarks on scales of material description: application to high cycle fatigue; K. Dang Van. The influence of microstructure and moist environment on fatigue crack propagation in metallic alloys; J. Petit. Cyclic strainlocalization in fatigued metals; H. Mughrabi. Environmental effects on fatigue in metals; T. Magnin. Stress corrosion of glass; R. Gy. Dynamics of fracture. Experimental challenges in the investigation of dynamic fracture of brittle materials; K. Ravi-Chandar. Experiments in dynamic fracture; D. Rittel. Propagation of an interfacial crack front in a heterogenous medium: Experimental observations; J. Schmittbuhl, et al. Index.

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