Dynamic Failure of Materials and Structures

  • Arun Shukla
  • Guruswami Ravichandran
  • Yapa D.S. Rajapakse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Weinong W. Chen, Bo Song
    Pages 1-28
  3. D. Rittel
    Pages 29-61
  4. Fuping Yuan, Liren Tsai, Vikas Prakash, Dattatraya P. Dandekar, A. M. Rajendran
    Pages 63-106
  5. Theresa H. Kidd, Murat Vural, Guruswami Ravichandran
    Pages 131-152
  6. Joseph E. Shepherd, Kazuaki Inaba
    Pages 153-190
  7. Srinivasan Arjun Tekalur, Arun Shukla
    Pages 235-268
  8. G. S. Langdon, G. N. Nurick, D. Karagiozova, W. J. Cantwell
    Pages 269-296
  9. S. Chung Kim Yuen, G. N. Nurick, M. D. Theobald, G. S. Langdon
    Pages 297-325
  10. Andrew Seagraves, Raúl Radovitzky
    Pages 349-405
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 407-408

About this book


Dynamic Failure of Materials and Structures discusses the topic of dynamic loadings and its effect on material and structural failure. Since dynamic loading problems are very difficult as compared to their static counterpart, relatively little is known about dynamic behavior of heterogeneous materials and structures.

Topics covered include the response of metallic, ceramic as well as polymeric composite materials to blast and shock loadings, impact loadings and failure of novel materials under more controlled dynamic loads. These include response of soft materials that are important in numerous applications but have very limited information available on their dynamic response. The topics of dynamic fracture and fragmentation that have reemerged in recent years have also been included. Both experimental as well as numerical aspects of material and structural response to dynamic loads are discussed.

Written by several key experts in the field, Dynamic Failure of Materials and Structures will appeal to graduate students and researchers studying dynamic loadings within aerospace, mechanical and civil engineering, as well as in physics and materials science.




Metall civil engineering composite composite material damage fracture materials materials science metal shock wave simulation solid structures testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Arun Shukla
    • 1
  • Guruswami Ravichandran
    • 2
  • Yapa D.S. Rajapakse
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical Engineering &University of Rhode IslandKingstonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Graduate Aeronautical LaboratoriesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaU.S.A.
  3. 3.Solid Mechanics Div.Office of Naval ResearchArlingtonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0445-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0446-1
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