© 1985

Time-Dependent Fracture

Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Fracture Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 1984

  • A. S. Krausz
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. S. B. Biner, D. S. Wilkinson
    Pages 1-12
  3. J. I. Dickson, J. P. Baïlon
    Pages 69-82
  4. M. E. Fine, J. R. Weertman
    Pages 93-110
  5. Maury Q. Falkoff, James A. Donovan
    Pages 111-120
  6. P. W. K. Lam, M. R. Piggott
    Pages 159-166
  7. Norman Marchand, Regis M. Pelloux
    Pages 167-178
  8. J. W. Provan, Z. H. Zhai
    Pages 201-212
  9. V. M. Radhakrishnan
    Pages 213-222
  10. H. Shimizu, W. M. Gibbon, J. Sullivan
    Pages 223-232

About these proceedings


The understanding of time dependent crack propagation processes occupies a central place in the study of fracture. It also encompasses a wide range of conditions: failure under sustained loading in a corrosive environment, fracture under cyclic loading in non-degrading and in corrosive environment, and rupture at high temperature. This list covers probably 90% of the failures that occur in engineering practice. The process of time dependent fracture is controlled by the physics of atomic interaction changes; it is strongly influenced by the micro­ structure; and affected by the interaction of the material with the mechanical (load, displacement), the thermal (temperature), and the chemical or radiation environment. To be able to control crack propagation the development of testing methods and the understanding of the industrial environment is essential. The conference was organized in this context. A call was issued for contributions to the following topics. THERMAL ACTIVATION. Theoretical papers dealing with the modification of fracture mechanics to accommodate thermally activated processes. TIME DEPENDENT MICRO-PROCESSES. Presentations covering both the theoretical and observational aspects of creep and fatigue damage in materials whose microstructures may exert a significant influence on crack growth. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. Submissions describing the practical application of fracture mechanics and damage tolerance analysis to the determination of useful operating lives. x ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS. Papers dealing with engineering materials and/or components exposed to aggressive environments, with and without temperature effects. The response was gratifying. Leading experts responded; the organizers of the conference are grateful for the large number of excellent contributions.


deformation fatigue fracture mechanics material mechanics metals

Editors and affiliations

  • A. S. Krausz
    • 1
  1. 1.Univeristy of OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Time-Dependent Fracture
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Fracture Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 1984
  • Editors A.S. Krausz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3132-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8748-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5085-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 308
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
    Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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