Recent Trends in Fracture and Damage Mechanics

  • Geralf Hütter
  • Lutz Zybell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wolfgang Brocks, Karl-Heinz Schwalbe
      Pages 23-57
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. M. Springmann, M. Schurig, D. Hünert, W. Rothkegel, H. Schlums
      Pages 87-101
  4. Fracture Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Martin Abendroth, Stefan Soltysiak
      Pages 127-157
    3. G. Pusch, S. Henkel, H. Biermann, P. Hübner, A. Ludwig, P. Trubitz et al.
      Pages 159-196
    4. William F. Hickey, Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar
      Pages 215-235
  5. Smart Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. D. Schrade, R. Müller, D. Gross
      Pages 239-255
    3. Andreas Ricoeur, Stephan Lange, Roman Gellmann
      Pages 257-282
    4. Michael Wünsche, Chuanzeng Zhang, Jan Sladek, Vladimir Sladek
      Pages 283-299
  6. Analytical Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
  7. Local Approach to Fracture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Michael Seidenfuss, Thomas Linse
      Pages 353-416

About these proceedings


This book covers a wide range of topics in fracture and damage mechanics. It presents historical perspectives as well as recent innovative developments, presented by peer reviewed contributions from internationally acknowledged authors. 

The volume deals with the modeling of fracture and damage in smart materials, current industrial applications of fracture mechanics, and it explores advances in fracture testing methods. In addition, readers will discover trends in the field of local approach to fracture and approaches using analytical mechanics.

Scholars in the fields of materials science, engineering and computational science will value this volume which is dedicated to Meinhard Kuna on the occasion of his 65th birthday in 2015. This book incorporates the proceedings of an international symposium that was organized to honor Meinhard Kuna’s contributions to the field of theoretical and applied fracture and damage mechanics.


Damage Mechanics Fracture Mechanics Material Testing Meinhard Kuna Smart Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Geralf Hütter
    • 1
  • Lutz Zybell
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics and Fluid DynamicsTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Mechanics and Fluid DynamicsTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21466-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21467-2
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