Iutam Symposium On Analytical And Computational Fracture Mechanics Of Non Homogeneous Materials

Author: Bhushan L. Karihaloo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401700818
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This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on "Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Materials", held in Cardiff from 18th to 22nd June 2001. The Symposium was convened to address and place on record topical issues in analytical and computational aspects of the fracture of non-homogeneous materials as they are approached by specialists in mechanics, materials science and related fields. The expertise represented in the Symposium was accordingly very wide, and many of the world's greatest authorities in their respective fields participated. Given the extensive range and scale of non-homogeneous materials, it had to be focussed to enhance the quality and impact of the Symposium. The range of non-homogeneous materials was limited to those that are inhomogeneous at the macroscopic level and/or exhibit strain softening. The issues of micro to macro scaling were not excluded even within this restricted range which covered materials such as rock, concrete, ceramics and composites on the one hand, and, on the other, those metallic materials whose ductile fracture is strongly influenced by the presence of inhomogeneities. The Symposium remained focussed on fundamental research issues of practical significance. These issues have many common features among seemingly disparate non-homogeneous materials.

Fracture Mechanics

Author: E.E. Gdoutos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140203153X
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New developments in the applications of fracture mechanics to engineering problems have taken place in the last years. Composite materials have extensively been used in engineering problems. Quasi-brittle materials including concrete, cement pastes, rock, soil, etc. all benefit from these developments. Layered materials and especially thin film/substrate systems are becoming important in small volume systems used in micro and nanoelectromechancial systems (MEMS and NEMS). Nanostructured materials are being introduced in our every day life. In all these problems fracture mechanics plays a major role for the prediction of failure and safe design of materials and structures. These new challenges motivated the author to proceed with the second edition of the book. The second edition of the book contains four new chapters in addition to the ten chapters of the first edition. The fourteen chapters of the book cover the basic principles and traditional applications, as well as the latest developments of fracture mechanics as applied to problems of composite materials, thin films, nanoindentation and cementitious materials. Thus the book provides an introductory coverage of the traditional and contemporary applications of fracture mechanics in problems of utmost technological importance. With the addition of the four new chapters the book presents a comprehensive treatment of fracture mechanics. It includes the basic principles and traditional applications as well as the new frontiers of research of fracture mechanics during the last three decades in topics of contemporary importance, like composites, thin films, nanoindentation and cementitious materials. The book contains fifty example problems and more than two hundred unsolved problems. A "Solutions Manual" is available upon request for course instructors from the author.

Iutam Symposium On Topological Design Optimization Of Structures Machines And Materials

Author: Martin Philip Bendsoe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402047525
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This volume offers edited papers presented at the IUTAM-Symposium Topological design optimization of structures, machines and materials - status and perspectives, October 2005. The papers cover the application of topological design optimization to fluid-solid interaction problems, acoustics problems, and to problems in biomechanics, as well as to other multiphysics problems. Also in focus are new basic modelling paradigms, covering new geometry modelling such as level-set methods and topological derivatives.

Mechanisms And Mechanics Of Fracture

Author: W. O. Soboyejo
Publisher: Tms
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A valuable guide for researchers and industrial engineers in the study of fracture mechanics, as well as for individuals performing failure analysis. Scientists and engineers from around the world have contributed experimental and theoretical papers on the fracture of materials to provide comprehensive coverage of the complete range of fracture, from fundamentals to applications. This volume includes sections on fundamentals of fracture, fracture mechanics, probabilistic approaches to fracture, and advanced materials. It also includes coverage of brittle fracture, ductile fracture, fatigue, statistical approaches, advanced materials, and structural life prediction.

Computational Methods In Materials Characterisation

Author: Wessex Institute of Technology
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 9781853129889
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Bringing together recent results and ideas from researchers using computational methods in all areas of materials characterisation, this book features the proceedings of the first international conference to promote a multidisciplinary approach to this complex area.

Iutam Symposium On Computational Methods In Contact Mechanics

Author: Peter Wriggers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402064055
Size: 72.40 MB
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This book contains the proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Hanover, Germany, in November 2006. Coverage includes new mathematical techniques, new discretization techniques, advanced applications of unilateral contact to masonry structures, decohesion analysis and tractive rolling of tires. The book provides a good overview of modern techniques and state-of-the-art discretizations schemes applied in contact mechanics.