Fracture of Composite Materials

Proceedings of the Second USA-USSR Symposium, held at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA March 9–12, 1981

  • G. C. Sih
  • V. P. Tamuzs
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Analytical Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. T. Mileiko, F. Kh. Suleimanov, V. C. Khokhlov
      Pages 29-44
    3. I. M. Kopyov, A. S. Ovchinsky, N. K. Bilsagayev
      Pages 45-52
  3. Crack and Fracture Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. V. V. Panasyuk, L. T. Berezhnitskij
      Pages 91-102
    3. G. A. Vanin
      Pages 103-114
    4. G. P. Sendeckyj
      Pages 115-127
  4. Micromechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. V. S. Kuksenko, A. I. Lyashkov, V. N. Saveliev, D. I. Frolov
      Pages 139-148
    3. N. A. Pertsev, N. D. Priemsky, A. E. Romanov, L. I. Vladimirov
      Pages 149-159
    4. L. V. Nikitin, A. N. Tumanov
      Pages 161-170
  5. Unidirectional Composites

  6. Laminates

  7. Stress and Strength Analysis

  8. Experiments and Tests

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 485-487

About these proceedings


The Second USA-USSR Symposium on Fna~e 06 Compo~~e Mat~a£h took place at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during 9-12 March, 1981. This bilateral program between the U. S. and Soviet Union was organized by Professor George C. Sih of the Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics at Lehigh Uni­ versity and Dr. Vitauts P. Tamuzs of the Institute of Polymer Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Latvian SSR in Riga. The First Symposium was held in 1978 at Jurmala near the coast of Riga Bay. The primary reasons for initiating this series of Symposia were to dissemi­ nate present knowledge, to promote interchange of ideas, and to stimulate addi­ tional studies on the development of composite materials between the U. S. and USSR. Both countries have a vested interest in developing the capability to assess and utilize the attractive mechanical properties of composites so that they can be tailor-made to meet specific design requirements. Despite the in­ creasing number of published papers and articles, there is no communication more effective than on a person-to-person basis. It is with this objective in mind that a small group of engineers and scientists from the U. S. and USSR have planned to meet every two years to report recent progress on composite material research. The size of this group is approximately sixty (60) participants. The presentation involves about forty (40) technical papers which are published in volume.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. C. Sih
    • 1
  • V. P. Tamuzs
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fracture and Solid MechanicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Polymer MechanicsAcademy of Sciences of the Latvian SSRRigaU.S.S.R.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7611-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7609-2
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