Recent Advances in Fracture Mechanics

Honoring Mel and Max Williams

  • W. G. Knauss
  • R. A. Schapery

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. Scot Breitenfeld, Philippe H. Geubelle
    Pages 13-37
  3. Jonghee Lee, Matthew T. Kokaly, Albert S. Kobayashi
    Pages 39-50
  4. Kazuo Ogawa, Akihoro Misawa, Masahisa Takashi
    Pages 209-226
  5. C. H. Wang
    Pages 227-246
  6. Khaled Abdel-Tawab, Gregory J. Rodin
    Pages 247-259
  7. Yueguang Wei, John W. Hutchinson
    Pages 315-333
  8. C. Blanco, J. M. Martínez-Esnaola, C. Atkinson
    Pages 373-386
  9. C. Blanco, J. M. Martínez-Esnaola, C. Atkinson
    Pages 387-407
  10. Chung-Yuen Hui, Alan T. Zehnder, Yogesh K. Potdar
    Pages 409-429
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 431-431

About this book


The papers in this volume represent a considerable cross-section of the field of fracture mechanics, a testimony to the breadth of interest that Mel and Max Williams' friends share with them. Several are expanded versions of papers that were given in special sessions honoring them at the 1997 Ninth International Conference on Fracture Mechanics in Sydney, Australia.
The subjects treated in this volume can be classified as follows: dynamic fracture problems as viewed primarily from a classical continuum point of view; analysis of relatively general crack geometrics; fracture problems of polymers and other relatively ductile materials; scaling rules that allow extension of results obtained at one size to be translated into behavior at different size scales; problems dealing with interactions that produce complex stress fields; fracture problems directly appropriate to composite materials; analysis of stress concentrations in anisotropic, elastic solids; and the problem of cracks in thin plates bending.
This volume will be of interest to engineers and scientists working on all aspects of the physics and mechanics of fracture.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. G. Knauss
    • 1
  • R. A. Schapery
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Aeronautical LaboratoriesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5266-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2854-6
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