IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Analysis of Fracture

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cambridge, U.K., 3–7 September 1995

  • J. R. Willis
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Z. P. Bažant
    Pages 1-12
  3. A. D. Karstensen, A. Nekkal, J. W. Hancock
    Pages 23-32
  4. N. P. O’Dowd, P. J. Budden, E. R. J. Griffiths
    Pages 33-42
  5. John W. Hutchinson
    Pages 81-91
  6. B. Cotterell, K. Y. Lam, Z. Chen, A. G. Atkins
    Pages 105-114
  7. Jean Lemaitre
    Pages 125-133
  8. Donald L. Turcotte
    Pages 163-175
  9. J. Fineberg, S. P. Gross, E. Sharon
    Pages 177-189
  10. J. S. Langer
    Pages 191-199
  11. L. I. Slepyan, J. P. Dempsey
    Pages 201-210
  12. D. Gross, ST. Heimer, J. Hohe
    Pages 221-230
  13. Y. Huang, L. Zhang, T. F. Guo, K. C. Hwang
    Pages 231-243
  14. W. A. Curtin, H. Scher, M. Pamel
    Pages 245-255
  15. P. M. Duxbury, E. Rzepniewski, C. Moukarzel
    Pages 257-264
  16. K. Kaski, M. J. Korteoja, A. Lukkarinen, T. T. Rautiainen
    Pages 275-284
  17. J. Devaux, M. Gologanu, J. B. Leblond, G. Perrin
    Pages 299-310
  18. L. R. Francis Rose
    Pages 321-331
  19. Bernard Budiansky, John C. Amazigo
    Pages 333-342
  20. N. J.-J. Fang, J. L. Bassani
    Pages 343-352
  21. B. N. Cox, D. B. Marshall, R. M. McMeeking, M. R. Begley
    Pages 353-365
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on 'Nonlinear Analysis of Fracture', held in Cambridge from 3rd to 7th Septem­ ber 1995. Its objective was to assess and place on record the current state of understanding of this important class of phenomena, from the standpoints of mathematics, materials science, physics and engineering. All fracture phenomena are nonlinear; the reason for inclusion of this qualification in the title was to reflect the intention that emphasis should be placed on distinctive aspects of nonlinearity, not only with regard to material consti­ tutive behaviour but also with regard to insights gained, particularly from the mathematics and physics communities, during the recent dramatic ad­ vances in understanding of nonlinear systems in general. The expertise represented in the Symposium was accordingly very wide, and many of the world's greatest authorities in their respective fields participated. The Symposium remained focussed on issues of practical significance for fracture phenomena, with concentration on aspects that are still im­ perfectly understood. The most significant unifying issue in this regard is that of scale: this theme was addressed from several perspectives. One important aspect is the problem of passing information on one scale up or down, as an input for analysis at another scale. Although this is not always the case, it may be that the microscopic process of fracture is understood in some particular class of materials.


Analysis CIM Geophysics layers mechanics modeling stability statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Willis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6379-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5642-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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