Security and Reliability of Damaged Structures and Defective Materials

  • Guy Pluvinage
  • Aleksandar Sedmak
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ihor Dmytrakh, Volodymyr Panasyuk
    Pages 75-89
  3. Nenad Gubeljak, Jožef Predan
    Pages 91-118
  4. Jano Kurai, Miodrag Kirić
    Pages 119-138
  5. Liviu Marsavina, Tomasz Sadowski
    Pages 139-155
  6. Aleksandar Sedmak, Ljubica Milović, Jasmina Lozanović
    Pages 209-230
  7. Stojan Sedmak, Katarina Gerić, Zijah Burzić, Vencislav Grabulov, Radomir Jovičić
    Pages 231-251
  8. Vladimir Stevanović
    Pages 253-266
  9. Edward Petzek, Radu Băncila
    Pages 301-323
  10. K. Dang Van, H. M. Maitournan, J. F. Flavenot
    Pages 325-336
  11. David T. Read, Alex A. Volinsky
    Pages 337-358
  12. Philippe Jodin
    Pages 387-398
  13. Dragoslav Šumarac, Zoran PetraŠkoviĆ
    Pages 399-416
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 417-418

About these proceedings


Structures that are essential for economy and security such as energy production, transportation and supply, water supply, buildings, are susceptible to failure, because of defects already present in the material, or created at fabrication, or appearing during service. Methods of assesment of the nocivity of these defects are needed, to predict the remaining service life and the eventual emergency of stopping service and repairing, if possible. To reach this objectives, this book presents the last methods derived from the classical linear, non-linear fracture mechanics concepts, including fatigue and notch fracture mechanics. Several examples of structures rehabilitations and repairing are given.

This book gathers the presentation made during the Advanced Research Workshop held in Portoroz (Slovenia) in October 2008, under the auspices of NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. It is edited by Professor Guy Pluvinage from the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (France) and Professor Aleksandar Sedmak from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Both have a long and rich experience in analysis of theoretical and practical cases in safety and reliability of structures. Other contributors are all known as experts in the areas of fatigue, facture and reliability of structures.


Environmental Metall NATO PEACE Science Security Sub-Series C design development fatigue and fracture mechanical engineering safety safety and reliability structure sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Pluvinage
    • 1
  • Aleksandar Sedmak
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Fiabilité Mécanique (LFM)Université Paul Verlaine – Metz – ENIMMetzFrance
  2. 2.University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringBelgradeSerbia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2791-7
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2792-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
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