Defects and Fracture

Proceedings of First International Symposium on Defects and Fracture, held at Tuczno, Poland, October 13–17, 1980

  • G. C. Sih
  • H. Zorski
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Crack Initiation at Surface and Grain Boundary

  3. Fatigue Crack Propagation

  4. Theoretical Consideration of Defects and Cracks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. E. Kröner
      Pages 93-100
    3. E. Kossecka
      Pages 101-107
    4. M. Matczyński, M. Sokolowski, H. Zorski
      Pages 109-119
    5. S. Minagawa
      Pages 129-138
  5. Ductile Fracture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. H. Liebowitz, J. D. Lee, N. Subramonian
      Pages 141-153
    3. W. Szczepiński
      Pages 155-163
  6. Fracture Modeling and Testing

  7. Deformation and Fracture

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-276

About these proceedings


An International Symposium on Defects and Fracture was held in Tuczno, Poland, 13-17 October 1980 under the sponsorship of the Polish Academy of Sci­ ences and Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University. Profes­ sor H. Zorski of the Academy and Professor G. C. Sih of Lehigh University were Co-Chairmen. The idea for the Symposium was initiated by the members of the Organizing Committee: G. C. Sih (Co-Chairman), H. Zorski (Co-Chairman), M. Matczynski (Secretary), D. R. Axelrad, R. Bullough, J. W. Provan and R. deWit. With the rapid development of high performance materials and their increasing use in vital structural applications, there is a need for a more in-depth under­ standing of the fundamentals associated with material behavior and failure. Al­ though this topic encompasses a wide range of disciplines, it is appropriate to narrow the discussion to material failures initiating from inherent, unavoidable defects or cracks. A balanced coverage of analysis and physics was achieved by inviting speakers with backgrounds in applied mechanics and solid state physics. The input was limited to a small group of specialists who had the opportunity to discuss not only past progress but also ideas for future research.


cracks damage deformation elasticity fracture fracture mechanics mechanics micromechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • G. C. Sih
    • 1
  • H. Zorski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fracture and Solid MechanicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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 978-94-011-7522-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7520-3
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