Solid mechanics research for quantitative non-destructive evaluation

Proceedings of the ONR Symposium on Solid Mechanics Research for QNDE, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, September 18–20, 1985

  • J. D. Achenbach
  • Y. Rajapakse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Dod Interests in QNDE

  3. Acoustic Emission

  4. Defect Characterization by Scattering Methods

  5. Fracture Mechanics and QNDE

  6. Acoustic Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. G. A. D. Briggs, M. G. Somekh
      Pages 155-169
    3. B. T. Khuri-Yakub, P. A. Reinholdtsen
      Pages 171-184
  7. QNDE of Composite Materials I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Yoseph Bar-Cohen
      Pages 187-201
    3. Edmund G. Henneke II, John C. Duke Jr., Richard C. Stiffler
      Pages 217-235
  8. Thermal Wave Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. R. L. Thomas, L. D. Favro, P. K. Kuo
      Pages 239-253
  9. QNDE of Material Properties and Residual Stress States I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. M. Namkung, D. Utrata, J. S. Heyman, S. G. Allison
      Pages 301-318
  10. Contributed Papers

  11. Epilogue

    1. J. D. Achenbach, Y. Rajapakse
      Pages 435-436
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 437-438

About these proceedings


Within the Solid Mechanics Program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), our primary mission is to establish a basic research program which addresses the funda­ mental issues in solid mechanics where a clear scientific understanding is lacking. Our approach involves first identifying the various scales at which material and structural response and failure occur. Within each level of behavior we address the basic mechanical phenomena for which a clear physical description is not available. ONR's program emphasizes experimental research to identify and quantify the interacting behavior and response mechanisms. Theoretical and computational approaches are developed to explain the details of the physical processes and to establish the technology necessary to control the thermomechanical behavior of materials and structures. Within the Department of Defense, it is a natural evolution that all new systems must generally operate in more demanding environments than the systems they replace. Thus, structural designers are pushed towards lighter weight, precision structures utilizing new materials. In such an environment, structural design mar­ gins simultaneously shrink and become more critical. Such trends make it essential that a well founded scientific base for the nondestructive detection and assessment of subcritical flaws in structural materials and structures exist. Within the ONR Solid Mechanics Program we are interested in both the identification of flaws and assessment of their degree of criticality.


composite material crystal elasticity fatigue fracture mechanics microscopy modeling ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • J. D. Achenbach
    • 1
  • Y. Rajapakse
    • 2
  1. 1.The Technological InstituteNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Mechanics DivisionOffice of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8074-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3523-5
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